Improving your experience at the Rochester Public Market!
The Union Street Railroad Bridge Improvement Project opened in June of 2012 (Grand Opening Photos). The project expanded parking and access to the Rochester Public Market by rehabilitated an abandoned railroad bridge over North Union Street, adjacent to the market. The project transformed the old, unused railroad bridge into a paved pedestrian, bicycle, and tram pathway that links the Public Market to the parking lots to the west. The new linkage makes it easier and safer for pedestrians to get from the market to the parking areas and removed the need to cross at the busy intersections.
In addition to easing the pedestrian crossing, the project also added parking by creating a lot between the Trinidad Street lot and Scio Street. The new lot will featured 145 spaces and is easily accessible from Scio Street or from North Union Street making the market even more convenient to get to.
With the conversion of the rail bridge, the addition of more parking, and the ability to take the tram from your car to the market and back, visitors will be able to happily stock up at the market knowing that getting back to their vehicle won't be difficult at all!
If you have questions about the project's design, contact, Mr. Thomas Hack, P.E. at (585) 428-6852, or email him.