ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The City of Rochester and New York State are warning drivers about upcoming traffic changes ahead of Labor Day weekend, and on the holiday.

All temporary lane closures for road and bridge constructions will be suspended starting Friday ahead of Labor Day weekend.

According to Governor Hochul, the suspensions will take place from Friday morning to Tuesday of next week. The purpose of the suspensions is to ease increased traffic during the weekend and to keep highway workers safe.

In addition, Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez of the Dept. of Transportation says less construction will lead to less congestion.

“Less construction will help minimize congestion and also keep our roadside workers out of harm’s way during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year,” said Dominguez. “Drivers should remain alert, put down their phones, and buckle up.”

On Monday, the City of Rochester will hold its Labor Day Parade. The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. at effect the following areas:

  • The parade will start at the intersection of East Avenue and Union Street
  • Then will proceed westbound on East Avenue to Main Street
  • Then westbound on Main Street to St. Paul Street where the parade will conclude

The streets listed above will be closed to traffic at 10:30 a.m., and will re-open at around 1 p.m. The City of Rochester says parking will not be allowed on the parade route.

Drivers are still reminded that some work on the roads may continue to fix any emergency repairs. They are advised to continue to follow the rules of the road throughout the weekend.