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Dinolfo Breaks Ground on Highway Lighting Rehab Project

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo broke ground on the highly-anticipated multi-year $24 million highway lighting rehabilitation project, which will transform the highway lighting infrastructure throughout Monroe County. The project will replace the current network of highway lighting with highly-resilient, consistent, uniform, and energy efficient lighting infrastructure that reduces annual energy costs and will reduce the potential for lighting outages.

“We are thrilled to be flipping the switch on the first phase of our highly-anticipated $24-million dollar Highway Lighting Rehabilitation Project,” said Dinolfo. “This project will reduce our annual energy costs, reduce the frequency of lighting outages, and ensure that our local highways remain well-lit, safe, and efficient means of commuting through Monroe County. Roads, highways and bridges are an integral piece of commercial activity and we will continue to prioritize infrastructure improvements to help attract and retain local jobs for years to come.”

By converting these lights to LED lighting, the County will save an estimated $150,000 per year in energy savings, a nearly 50% energy reduction. The new system will be much more resilient and reduce outages caused by equipment and mechanical failures, which can be a safety risk during the evening hours.

Engineering and design work has already been completed by consultants Erdman Anthony and T.Y. Lin International, while construction will be performed by Caccamise Electric Corporation and Power and Construction Group, Inc. In 2019, construction will take place on I-490 from Howard Road to the Village of Churchville, as well as on I-390 from Lexington Avenue to Route 104. In 2020, construction will take place on I-590 from I-490 to Route 104, and Route 104 from Goodman Street to Basket Road.

Monroe County’s Highway Lighting Rehabilitation Project is separate from the New York State Department of Transportation’s construction project at the I-490/I-390 interchange, which will incorporate its own lighting upgrades.