Every week, tens of thousands of people take East Avenue to get to work and back home. Now the New York State Department of Transportation is going to cut the number of lanes on East Ave. in half.

Every week, tens of thousands of people take East Avenue to get to work and back home. Now the New York State Department of Transportation is going to cut the number of lanes on East Ave. in half.

East Avenue from the 490-590 inter-change (the old "Can of Worms") to St. John Fisher College will go from four lanes to two lanes, with a turn lane in the middle and bike lanes on the side.

The plan is similar to what the State DOT did to East Avenue in Rochester several years ago. The plan reduces it to two lanes and gives bicyclists a safe space on the side and a turn lane in the middle.

Making it safe for bike riders and walkers is one thing. But thousands of people depend on East Avenue to get to work and back home.

Here are the average weekday traffic volume numbers from the NYS DOT:

East Avenue between Clover Street and Elmwood Avenue (441)

- 9,173

East Avenue between Elmwood and Route 31F (St. John Fisher College)

- 15,897

The work doesn't start until next summer, but there is an information meeting with the State DOT.

Here are the details:

When: Thursday, November 2nd from 5pm - 7:30pm

Where: Allen Creek School, 3188 East Avenue, Brighton