EDA will have traffic study done near Medina Business Park

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 September 2021 at 12:55 pm

Courtesy of Orleans EDA in 2017: The Orleans Economic Development Agency is commissioning a traffic for the area around the Medina Business Park – Maple Ridge Road, Bates Road, Waterworks Road and Sanderson Road.

MEDINA – The Orleans Economic Development Agency today voted to spend $13,500 to have a traffic study done in the area near the Medina Business Park.

LaBella Associates will do the study and will be reaching out the state Department of Transportation for traffic counts and other input.

LaBella will be asked to determine if turning lanes, stop signs or traffic devices are needed, as well as possibly widening roads and looking at potential traffic flow at the Keppler site, which has about 125 acres south of Maple Ridge Road near Waterworks Road.

The EDA has pressed the DOT in the recent past for a left turning lane on Maple Ridge at the Bates Road intersection, but that hasn’t been approved.

The area will see more traffic with an expansion by Western New York Energy and the soon-to-open Cobblestone Suites hotel with 58 rooms on Maple Ridge. BOMET Recovery also has purchased 10 acres of land from the EDA for a new 37,000-square foot facility at 100 Marcia Tuohey Way, the northside of the road facing Bates Road.

The EDA also is promoting about 300 vacant acres of certified shovel-ready land at the business park.

The EDA expects those acres will have businesses with several hundred employees and many truck deliveries in the future.

The traffic study will look at the current situation and projections for the future, and what will be needed to ease traffic flow and make it safer.

The study will likely be used by the EDA and local officials to press for any needed improvements and funding assistance.