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Federal funding for Rochester's Inner Loop Project

Rochester, N.Y.-- The city of Rochester has been awarded an almost $18 million transportation investment to fill-in the Inner Loop.

The federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant, or TIGER Grant, is the third largest in the nation.

The funds will be used to create a connection between the city center and communities like Park Avenue and the South Wedge that have been separated by Rochesters Inner Loop.

In a statement Mayor Thomas Richards said, "This is great news for our city as it will allow for the reconnecting of our neighborhoods, encourage walking and biking and it will create a new corridor for business, retail and housing. The area between Monroe Avenue and Charlotte Street will no longer be looked at as a convenient way to exit our city, but as a convenient place to live, work and play in our city."

The plan will fund construction between the eastern Inner Loop that runs from Monroe Avenue to Charlotte Street.

More information on the plan can be found here.


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