Inner Loop East Project

To encourage sustainable economic growth and create a more livable downtown, Rochester is reconstructing a 2/3-mile stretch of the eastern segment of its Inner Loop—a sunken expressway that surrounds the city’s Central Business District, cutting off the downtown area from adjacent neighborhoods— into a new, at-grade street.  The $21 million project will include wide sidewalks and dedicated bicycle facilities to encourage bicycle and pedestrian activity, and is expected to open six acres of land to mixed-use redevelopment, creating 430,000 to 800,000 square feet of new commercial and residential space.  Construction began in November 2014, and is expected to be complete by December 2017.

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