N. Clinton Ave. Railroad Overpass Detour

About the bridge project

Railroad overpass detour map
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 The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is resuming work on the $29.8 million project to replace the Rochester Station on Central Avenue. Upgrades to strengthen railroad bridges spanning city streets, starting with N. Clinton Avenue, began Monday, April 20.  Ground was broken on the project in October 2014. 

North Clinton Avenue between Ward Street and Central Avenue will be closed to all traffic through mid-June. A detour will be posted using Ward Street, Joseph Avenue, and Central Avenue.
Construction on the other two railroad bridges over Joseph Avenue and St. Paul Street will follow this summer, requiring a complete closure of those roads. A second phase of work on Clinton Avenue will take place next winter. Specific dates and road closure information will be announced in advance.

The strengthened bridges will accommodate an expanded railroad track system.

Intermodal transit station

When the project is complete, the new, larger rail station will include passenger amenities, two dedicated passenger tracks to reduce travel delays and a two-sided, high-level passenger platform that will be accessed through an underground concourse from the station.  It will greatly improve functionality, helping passengers to enter and exit trains more easily.  The new station, passenger concourse, platform and passenger information display systems will be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The project also will improve parking and bicycle and pedestrian access at the station.  The parking layout will be redesigned, sidewalks and lighting will be added, and bicycle amenities – such as lockers and bike racks -- will be provided. Landscaping also will be enhanced, providing attractive green space and more of it. The station is being built to allow for Greyhound and Trailways bus operations to be added in the future.

The new station is being designed and built by team led by The Pike Company, Inc. of Rochester.


Please contact Lori Maher of the NYSDOT at 585-272-4818 or email her.