News Release - Smith Street Bridge to close this weekend

City of Rochester


Smith Street bridge rehabilitation project

Bridge to close to traffic this weekend

September 10, 2009) Crane Hogan Structural Systems Inc. -- the City’s contractor on the Smith Street Bridge Project -- will be closing the Smith Street Bridge to all traffic at 7 p.m., Fri. Sept. 11, through 7 a.m., Mon. Sept. 14 for bridge deck construction.

A new concrete overlay will be placed on the south half of the bridge deck. The north half of the bridge must be closed to vehicular traffic to prevent vibrations from affecting the curing of the deck.

The traveling public should expect some delays at either side of the bridge between Lake Ave. and St. Paul Blvd. during this time. Temporary detours will be in place. Eastbound bridge traffic will be detoured via Lake Ave. to Driving Park Bridge to St. Paul Str. to Smith St.; westbound traffic will be detoured via St. Paul St. to Driving Park Bridge to Lake Ave. to Smith St.

The contractor intends to reopen the north half of the bridge to two way traffic on the morning of Mon., Sept 14. They will continue work on the south half of the bridge until it is complete. At that time the full width of the bridge will be opened to two way traffic.

The Smith Street Bridge Project is a City administered Federal and State aid project. Work includes: concrete repairs at bridge substructures; bridge bearing replacements; steel repairs; painting of the bridge steel; replacement of bridge sidewalks; bridge deck rehabilitation; and approach road reconstruction with new sidewalks, curbing, roadway and street lighting.

The project was designed by Bergmann Associates of Rochester, New York and will cost $9,646,000.


News Media: For more information, contact John Standinger at 428-7494.