Ridge Road


Rochester segments are West Ridge Road, Ridge Road West, East Ridge Road, and Ridge Road, East

Note on the Ridge Road, East segment

Map referenced as Ridge Road, and partially as Route 404, the eastern segment starts east of Irondequoit Bay in Webster and travels through Webster Village and east into Wayne County. It approximately lines up with East Ridge Road across the bay.

West Ridge Road

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From the city's NW, near Kodak Park, and into Orleans County
East - Genesee River
West - Norway Road in Holley (Orleans County)
Approx. 21 miles

West Ridge Road is the map referenced street name for a portion of the major east-west artery also known as Route 104 and Ridge Road in northwestern Monroe County. It connects to Ridge Road West on its western terminus and to the 104 Expressway and to East Ridge Road (via St. Paul St) at the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Though both part of Route 104, West Ridge Road and Ridge Road West are no longer connected.

City of Rochester

West Ridge Road is divided from East Ridge Road by the Genesee River and the Veterans Memorial Bridge. West Ridge passes through the Maplewood neighborhood and intersects with Ridgeway Avenue, Lake Avenue, and Dewey Avenue. Despite being in the city, West Ridge is very much a suburban commercial strip in terms of character.

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Kodak Park backs up to West Ridge. (See also: Disasters and Explosions)


West Ridge enters the suburb of Greece at Mt. Read Boulevard. Other major intersections are Interstate 390, Long Pond Road, and Elmgrove Road. Its commercial nature intensifies and big box stores, chain restaurants, and strip malls abound. The Mall at Greece Ridge is a major landmark.

Starbucks, Olive Garden, Famous Dave's, and The Distillery are all located right off West Ridge Road near 390. Men's Wearhouse is on Osgood Drive near the mall. Elm Ridge Center plaza is near Ridgemont Country Club

Carter Park is bounded by West Ridge, Long Pong Road, and Round Pond Creek. West Ridge also passes over Larkin Creek


West Ridge enters Spencerport at Manitou Road and becomes increasingly rural. Hilton Parma Road is the other major intersection, and the road also passes over Northrup Creek, Black Creek, and Buttonwood Creek. Also note that once in Spencerport, locations along West Ridge cease to have a Rochester address.


West Ridge enters the Village of Brockport at Sweden Walker Road. West Ridge appears to divide the towns of Sweden and Clarkson, although all locations have a Brockport address. Other major intersections are Sweden Walker Road (Route 260) and Lake Road (Route 19).


West Ridge enters Orleans County and the Village of Holley (Town of Murray) at County Line Road. Norway Road marks its western terminus, where West Ridge Road turns back into simply Ridge Road.


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East Ridge Road

14621 area code (NE Rochester and Irondequoit) and into 14622
East - Binnacle Road
West - St. Paul Street
Approx. 4.1 miles

East Ridge Road is the eastern portion of Ridge Road. Its western origin is in the northern part of Rochester's Group 14621 neighborhood. East Ridge enters the inner-ring suburb of Irondequoit at Seneca Avenue. Most of its route is roughly parallel to the Keeler Street Expressway.

East Ridge Road is a major commercial hotspot offering a comfortable mix of both national chains and local small businesses. Shopping plazas and big-box stores abound, although some establishments within and close to the city may be found in rezoned houses and vintage brick buildings.

Located on East Ridge Road

Traveling east.

City of Rochester

The city part of East Ridge Road begins across the street from Seneca Park. Northridge Church is located here, on the corner of East Ridge and St. Paul. For about a block, East Ridge is an attractive residential street lined with well-maintained single-family homes from the 1910s-20s. At Hollenbeck Street, however, the road's character changes abruptly and assumes its trademark commercial use, although there is still some housing as well. This portion of East Ridge, however, is rather tired and worn: most of the commercial properties are older and several prominent storefronts are vacant.

North Clinton Avenue is the major intersection, as is the El Camino Trail.


East Ridge Road skims along the northern boundary of the city until Carter Street/Stanton Lane ([WWW]map). Then it leaves the city entirely, becoming a highly car-dependent suburban commercial strip comparable to Jefferson Road in Henrietta. The Medley Centre, locally infamous dead mall, is located just off East Ridge on its own Medley Centre Parkway.

Important intersections are Hudson Avenue, Portland Avenue, North Goodman/Kings Highway, and Culver Road.

Finally, after all that excitement, East Ridge Road crosses Highway 104 and I-590. Its easternmost portion is quite similar to its urban westernmost portion: neat and residential. Most homes here are typical suburban split-levels and ranch houses. After awhile East Ridge turns into Binnacle Point, which shortly just peters out.


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Ridge Road West

Ridge Road West is referenced on maps as West Ridge Road or Route 104. It runs north of the city center and is one of the major east-west roads in Monroe County. Many Kodak buildings, including Kodak Park, and other commercial properties such as malls and shopping centers share the road with some residential areas.

Most of the roadway through Monroe County is at least four lanes wide. From Lake Avenue east, Route 104 becomes an expressway as it goes across the Genesee River into Irondequoit and loses the West Ridge Road designation. East Ridge Road begins at St. Paul Street and is not part of Route 104.

See also: West Ridge Road