Traffic Signal Cabinet Art

Invigorate Irondequoit 2016 to Add Artwork

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. – Irondequoit Town Supervisor Adam J. Bello today announced a plan to revitalize the traffic signal cabinets during the Town of Irondequoit’s Annual Invigorate Irondequoit event.

Invigorate Irondequoit is a community-wide, volunteer event that focuses on rejuvenating Irondequoit’s parks and public spaces after a long, cold winter. In May of 2015, nearly two-hundred residents removed garbage, spread mulch, and planted trees and flowers at a dozen locations around town.

“Irondequoit residents and business owners came out in force earlier this year to help ensure our community is pristine and attractive for everyone who visits the town’s playgrounds and parks,” said Supervisor Adam J. Bello. “With such enthusiasm and commitment to the beautification of our Town, I’m excited to add another component to our 2016 Invigorate Irondequoit event.”

Near to the base of traffic lights in Monroe County is a signal cabinet that houses components essential for the upkeep of the light system. Several surrounding towns and the City of Rochester have initiated the painting of several cabinets in an effort to beautify neighborhoods and intersections.

“Irondequoit is home to countless tree-lined streets and idyllic neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Adam Bello. “Adding splashes of color and designs done by Irondequoit residents will create an even greater sense of community and appreciation for our Town. I am grateful to the Monroe County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) for allowing us to proceed with this project.”

The Town of Irondequoit is accepting design submissions from local artists. To submit a design, please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your name, mailing address and phone number. Per MCDOT, the submission must also contain a detailed description of the type of paint/materials that would be used. The Town will communicate with MCDOT and with the artists on moving forward. These cabinets shall not be painted without prior approval by the Town and MCDOT.

“This is a call to all Irondequoit artists: send me your design ideas,” continued Supervisor Bello. “My staff and I will work with MCDOT on their permitting process and will help to get residents’ art on all of the Irondequoit cabinets.”

2016 Invigorate Irondequoit will be held on April 30, 2016. The artists whose designs have been properly approved by MCDOT will implement their designs on a number of traffic cabinets around the town.

For more information, please visit www.Irondequoit.org or call Supervisor Bello’s office at 585-336-6029.

See the Procedures / Special Conditions for Permits to Paint Traffic Signal Cabinets Owned by Monroe County Department Of Transportation (“MCDOT”) here.