Community leaders celebrated the completion of the public construction phase of the Inner Loop East Transportation Project.
This phase of the project eliminated a 2/3-mile segment of the Inner Loop Expressway on the east side of downtown between Monroe Avenue and Charlotte Street and replaced it with a “complete street.” A new ramp runs below East Main Street to connect Union Street to the remaining northern section of the Inner Loop.
Mayor Lovely Warren says this milestone marks the uniting of neighborhoods.
“I think that when the buildings go up and new people are moving in that’s going to be the most important part about this — connecting downtown to the neighborhood and making sure that we all understand we’re part of the city,” Mayor Warren said. “It’s very important for us to be able to work together to uplift our entire City of Rochester.”
The project still has several years of private construction left to be completed.