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Project Adds 1.2 Miles to Popular Multi-Use Trail in Town of Greece, Enhances Connectivity to Regional Trail Networks

Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy 

December 6, 2022 (Rochester, NY) – New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez today announced the completion of a $1.6 million project that added a new, 1.2-mile section to the popular Route 390 multi-use trail in the Town of Greece, Monroe County. The project, which began in April, extended the trail from its previous southern terminus at State Route 104 to Ridgeway Avenue and created a direct link to the City of Rochester’s Eastman Trail, expanding recreational opportunities for pedestrians, hikers and cyclists.

“We are continuing to enhance our transportation network with multi-modal connectivity that can benefit all users, including those who seek access to recreational opportunities that can only be found in the beautiful Finger Lakes region,” said Commissioner Dominguez. “By expanding and promoting greener modes of travel with multi-use trails like this one in the Town of Greece, we are advancing New York State’s ambitious climate goals and improving the quality of life for residents and enhancing the livability of our communities.”

With this new section, the Route 390 trail now stretches more than six miles from its northern terminus at The Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail and winds strategically through the Town of Greece, providing access to multiple parks, several Greece Central School District schools, and key commercial corridors such as along State Route 104. The trail’s new segment is adjacent to the Eastman Business Park, providing a new recreational amenity for hundreds of workers and boosting the site’s attractiveness and ability to attract new businesses.

As part of the project new benches were added at the corner of Ridgeway Avenue and Latona Road, and new curb ramps were installed for the trail crossing at Latona Road and Kodak Park. Large stones were placed along Paddy Creek Circle to create a natural seating area for visitors.

The Route 390 Trail is part of a network of nearby trails that includes:

  1. The Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail — 2.7 miles: A paved shared-use, east-west path within the Town of Greece and provides access to Charlotte.
  2. The Eastman Trail — 1.1 miles: A widened sidewalk along Ridgeway Avenue that extends from Latona Road to Mount Read Boulevard, enhancing connectivity into downtown Rochester.
  3. The Genesee Riverway Trail — 24 miles: An off-road trail along the Genesee River that runs through the heart of the City of Rochester, 11 different parks and the University of Rochester campus.
  4. The Erie Canalway Trail/Empire Trail — 750 miles: New York State’s network of trails that extends from Buffalo to Albany 365 miles along the Erie Canal, and from New York City to the Adirondacks.

CONGRESSMAN JOE MORELLE: “The completion of this project means an exciting addition to the local trail network connecting our neighborhoods. I’m grateful to NYSDOT for recognizing the importance of enhancing accessibility and look forward to our continued work expanding recreational transportation opportunities within our community.”

SENATOR JEREMY COONEY: “Recreational opportunities are plentiful in our region, and now more accessible with the completion of this project. We are grateful for the efforts undertaken by the NYS Department of Transportation to further connect our community in a sustainable way. Residents of Greece are sure to take advantage of this new trail as they travel to school, support local shops, or simply enjoy green spaces throughout town. We thank the State of New York for their continued investment in our region.”

ASSEMBLYMAN HARRY BRONSON: “Rochester is known for its easily accessible trails and paths connecting our community and offering recreational opportunities for all ages. I’m pleased to see the completion of this new multi-use path along I-390 connecting the Town of Greece with the City of Rochester. I know this path will lead to enhanced accessibility and new transportation opportunities for the families of our region. Thank you to NYSDOT Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez and NYSDOT Acting Regional Director Christopher Reeve for your commitment to this project on behalf of the greater Rochester area.”

ASSEMBLYMAN JOSH JENSEN: “Today’s announcement of the completion of the Route 390 Trail Extension is great news for the people of the town of Greece and the surrounding area. This is a great opportunity for residents of our community to get some fresh air and explore the outdoors in a safe, enjoyable way.”

CITY OF ROCHESTER MAYOR MALIK EVANS: “I want congratulate Commissioner Dominguez and the New York State Department of Transportation on the successful completion of Route 390 Trail and thank them for creating this new gateway into our city. Connecting the City’s bicycle network to the regional trail system is a critical component of efforts to create a hope-filled city with an exciting future.”

TOWN OF GREECE SUPERVISOR WILLIAM D. REILICH: “This project puts us one step closer connecting Greece and surrounding communities with the Empire State Trail. My hope is that our recent collaboration with NYSDOT to develop a feasibility study for restoration of the existing Route 390 Trail north of Route 104 will position them to take the lead on that as a capital project. Restoration of the existing trail, along with the latest project and the eventual future connection with the Empire State Trail are all in keeping with recommendations from the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, and our 2016 Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. These projects would not be possible without the leadership and resources NYSDOT brings to the table.”

KODAK EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND CEO JIM CONTINENZA: “Kodak is proud to partner with the New York State DOT in developing the trail extension by providing access to portions of our property to enable the completion of the project. Our participation reflects our commitment to sustainable development and increases the attractiveness of Eastman Business Park by providing access to trails for people who work in the Park.”

RECONNECT ROCHESTER INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARY STAROPOLI: "The new Route 390 Trail Extension fills a critical gap in transportation infrastructure that will allow cyclists and pedestrians to connect with job opportunities, beautiful parks and all that the Town of Greece has to offer and will also offer a more seamless connection to the City of Rochester via the new Eastman Trail. The more safe and scenic trails that are built in our region, the more people will be encouraged to get around on bike and on foot, resulting in a more vibrant and healthier community. This project is a great example of municipalities working across boundaries, and we celebrate this step toward building a well-connected transportation network that provides mobility options and resource access for everyone.”

Accelerating Finger Lakes Forward 

Today’s announcement complements “Finger Lakes Forward,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The regionally designed plan focuses on investing in key industries including photonics, agriculture‎ and food production, and advanced manufacturing. Now, the region is accelerating Finger Lakes Forward with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. The State’s $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 8,200 new jobs. More information is available here.