NYSDOT Inner Loop Bridge Over Genesee River in High Falls District Project

About the project

Construction is set to begin on a NYSDOT project to rehabilitate the bridge that carries the Inner Loop over the Genesee River and Brown’s Raceway in the City of Rochester. The bridge is located between the State Street and St. Paul Street exits in the city’s High Falls district. Construction of this project will be coordinated with the ongoing bridge work near the Rochester Train Station. The construction contractor for the project is The Pike Company, Inc.

The work to rehabilitate this structure includes replacing the top layer of the bridge roadway surface to restore a smooth ride and extend the life of the structural deck. Repairs to deteriorating steel beam ends, concrete piers and bearings will be performed, as necessary, to maintain the bridges’ load carrying capacity. Additionally, minor repairs will be made to the sidewalk, the existing curb will be reset or replaced as needed and the existing concrete median barrier will be replaced.

The project is slated to be complete by summer 2017.

Inner Loop on ramp detour Map

Closures and Detours

  • Beginning Tues., May 26, 2015, the entrance from State Street to the Inner Loop eastbound will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • A detour for traffic on State Street will direct traffic to Andrews Street to access the expressway from St. Paul Street. Note: The “No Left Turn” restriction from State to Andrews has been lifted during this time. 
  • In mid-June, the St. Paul Street entrance ramp will also close, along with the travel lanes closest to the median for approximately a month. One lane in each direction will be maintained. During this phase a posted detour will direct traffic on St. Paul Street to Andrews Street to State Street to access I-490 from Brown Street. 
  • The sidewalks on the bridge will be closed for periods throughout the project. Pedestrian detour signs will be posted.  
  • The exit/off ramps from the Inner Loop westbound to St. Paul / North Water Street and from the Inner Loop eastbound to State Street will remain open. 
  • It will be necessary to close the Inner Loop for three full weekends over the course of the project. Advance notice will be given and detours will be posted.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org.


If you have construction-related questions about this project, please contact NYSDOT Engineer-in-Charge Chris Sheridan at 585-313-4201.