2010 Top 10 Nominee
The initial objectives in the reconstruction of US Route 62, in the Village of Hamburg, were to address severe safety, capacity, and infrastructure deficiencies. Route 62 in the Village of Hamburg is not only the center of local business, but also a major truck route. This project had the potential to have far-reaching and positive effects on the quality of life in the Village of Hamburg.
An NYSDOT initiative to be more customer-focused encouraged collaborative teamwork between the agency and the community, which resulted in well-informed and community-valued design alternatives. Accidents have dramatically reduced in the project corridor after only six months of operation, and congestion has been minimized.