ALBANY-Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan will lobby DOT officials this week for additional turning and passing lanes on Rt 60 after a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 20-year-old Lakewood man January 23rd.
Horrigan is at a previously scheduled New York State Association Of Counties (NYSAC) conference but plans to track down officials to discuss possible improvements.
In an interview with WNY News Now last week Horrigan said there is currently a traffic increase along Route 60.
“We think they (turning and passing lanes) are feasible within certain areas,” said Horrigan. “When you have passing lanes it reduces the frustration of people that are driving too close or trying to decide if they’re going to get out there and pass.”
Horrigan believes the turning lanes will relieve congestion around areas like Cassadaga.
The executive also predicts an additional 125,000 visitors to the county with the National Comedy Center in Jamestown. He wants Rt. 60 to be prepared for an increase in traffic.