Money secured for I-390 work
Updated: Thursday, February 20 2014, 11:30 AM EST
Rochester, N.Y.- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday funding has been secured to complete the final phases of the I-390 Improvement Project.
The goal is to ease traffic and improve access to Rochester’s top employer, the University of Rochester as well as Monroe Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology.
The work is between I-390 and the adjacent roads, including Kendrick Road, East River Road, West Henrietta Road and East Henrietta Road.
The $70 million state-funded project was split into four phases: the first was already been completed and the second phase is currently underway.
The third phase, which can now move forward, will improve travel in the area of the Route 15 (West Henrietta Road) interchange with I-390. That includes a new loop ramp from Route 15 northbound to I-390 northbound. Work is expected to begin this summer.
The last part of the project will focus on improving travel in the area of the Route 15A (East Henrietta Road) interchange with I-390. That includes replacing the East Henrietta Road Bridge over I-390 and the Erie Canal. Construction is expected to begin by early 2015.
“The I-390 reconstruction project is a major investment in New York’s transportation infrastructure,” Governor Cuomo said. “This project will improve safety and mobility on a busy corridor so that we can meet modern traffic needs by residents, visitors and businesses in the Rochester area. Strengthening this vital piece of infrastructure supports economic growth and job creation throughout the Finger Lakes for years to come.”