Helena Group Street Rehabilitation Project

About the Project

The Helena Group project includes the following streets:

  • Helena Street from Hudson Avenue to North Street
  • Frederick Street from Helena Street to Cleveland Avenue
  • Putnam Street from Helena Street to Cleveland Avenue
  • Wilson Street from Hudson Avenue to North Street
  • Merrimac Street from North Street to Portland Avenue

In addition to the proposed street improvement work noted below, the Water Bureau will be performing work ahead of the street construction project.  Their work will include cleaning and cement mortar lining of the Putnam Street and Frederick Street watermains as well as replacing lead containing water services.  Cleaning and cement mortar lining was completed in 2016 on Merrimac Street in addition to a section of water main replacement near Lincoln Street and a new hydrant near Hollister Street.

General Project Description

The project includes pavement milling and resurfacing, new stone curbs, curb ramps, hazardous sidewalk replacements, driveway aprons, catch basin and manhole adjustments, fiber telecommunication conduit, signage and tree plantings.  In addition, replacement of lead water service lines and installation of anodes on Merrimac and Helena Streets and are included in the project.

Project Team

  • Project Management: City of Rochester Department of Environmental Services
  • Project Design: Bergmann Architects, Engineers, Planners
  • Traffic Engineering Liaison: Monroe County Department of Transportation

Public Outreach Documents

A Public Meeting on was held on October 6, 2020.


Preliminary Design           2019
Final Design 2020
Construction 2021


Please contact the City's Project Manager, Lisa Reyes via email or 428-6354