At least that's the version of the story Mayor Roefaro is floating:
The Roundabout Conceptual plan was just a concept. The New York State Department of Transportation worked on this with the City of Utica. It was not the only concept proposed to address traffic lights and issues in and around Genesee Street.
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Obviously, the administration thinks the only reason their goofy idea to spend millions of taxpayer dollars moving a statue 26 feet was because the Observer-Dispatch made it sound like a bad idea. It seems to escape their notice that the roundabout concept *is* a bad idea, for reasons that a multitude of people not affiliated with the Roefaro "Friends and Family" plan have pointed out.