Aqueduct Reimagined and Riverfront Promenades

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Project Overview

Viewed as the centerpiece of ROC the Riverway, Rochester’s ambitious riverfront transformation initiative, the Aqueduct Reimagined and Riverfront Promenades project is a bold plan to create a central gathering place and riverfront connectivity on the downtown waterfront (  There have been countless ideas for what to do with the Broad Street Bridge and Aqueduct ever since the last subway trains passed through its walls in 1956.  Under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Lovely A. Warren, the decision has finally been made – the vehicular deck of the Broad Street Bridge will be removed, the historic Aqueduct will be reimagined as an iconic public space, and the Genesee Riverway Trail will be extended on the riverfront through Downtown Rochester.

Location Map:

 Aqueduct Plan View
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Project Timeline:

Consultant selection Fall 2021
Scoping Report      March 2022     
Preliminary Design and Alternatives Fall 2022
Design Approval Spring 2023


If you have any questions or comments about the Aqueduct Reimagined and Riverfront Promenades project, please contact Kamal L. Crues, P.E., Assistant City Engineer / Project Manager:


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