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Public comments on Inner Loop plans
Rochester, N.Y. The public got a chance to weigh in on a plan to fill in part of the Inner Loop Wednesday night.
City leaders want to fill the sunken highway between Monroe Avenue and Charlotte Street a stretch that goes right through the popular East End.
The goal is to increase traffic safety, reconnect neighborhoods, and create new opportunities for mixed-use development.
Christopher Spinelli is the co-owner of the Roc Brewing Company on Union Street, right in front of the proposed project. Overall, hes in favor of it.
I like the idea for the most part, Spinelli said. There are some things I have concerns about the biggest being construction during that time and how it affects us, but I think afterward there will be a great benefit to our business.
The city says preliminary engineering plans will be finalized by next summer, and construction could start as soon as next fall if funding comes through.