Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Inner Loop Bridge Construction


Work to begin Tuesday on Inner Loop bridge


Construction is scheduled to start Tuesday on the $5.9 million project to rehabilitate the bridge that carries the Inner Loop over the Genesee River and Brown’s Raceway.

“This section of the Inner Loop is a busy and vital link in Rochester’s transportation network and this project will ensure continued safety in the High Falls district,” state Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald said in a statement. 

The project includes replacing the top layer of the bridge roadway surface to extend the life of the structural deck, as well as repairs to steel beams, concrete piers and bearings. Minor sidewalk repairs, curb improvements and replacement of the existing concrete median barrier are also included in the project.

Some 31,000 vehicles cross the bridge—located between the State Street and St. Paul Street exits—every day.

On Tuesday, the entrance from State Street to the Inner Loop eastbound will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In mid-June, the St. Paul Street entrance ramp to the Inner Loop westbound will close for roughly a month. One lane in each direction will be maintained.

“Keeping in mind Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goal of minimizing impacts to the traveling public, we will be limited the most disruptive Inner Loop closures to weekends, when traffic volume is the lowest,” McDonald said.