Irondequoit, N.Y. – The Irondequoit Bay Bridge is back open after being closed since Friday night for the second phase of repairs.
Lane closures have been a headache for some, especially those like Ester Kinder, who lives along Empire Boulevard where the bridge traffic is rerouted.
"It's been really terrible trying to get out of the driveway," Kinder said.
On Sunday, traffic moved smoothly along the Bay Bridge. Construction that was scheduled to keep the east bound lanes closed through the evening wrapped up early.
Ronald Nesbitt Webster Town Supervisor says after initial concerns about access to the town, especially for emergency vehicles, he was pleased with this phase of construction.
"I'm pleased now," Nesbitt said. "In the beginning, the Department of Transportation could have given us a little more information about what was going on."
Lori Maher, Public Information Officer for the Department of Transportation, says while there are no set dates of when the next two phases of the project will begin, they will notify the public as soon as they're set.
"In about another month or so we'll be working again in the eastbound lanes and then a final time back in the westbound," said Maher.
The $14 million refurbishment of the Irondequoit Bay Bridge began last year and is slated to be complete by November.