Inner Loop East - Support



Rochester Expresses its Enthusiastic Support

The idea of filling in the Inner Loop Expressway has been discussed in the community as early as 1990. As the facility has deteriorated over the years, support from surrounding neighborhoods, business owners, developers, and real estate firms grew substantially. Transforming the sunken Inner Loop from a barrier to a beautiful, high-quality street benefits the entire community. 

Support from the Community

The following are letters to United States Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, in support of the City's Inner Loop East project. These letters were penned by local neighborhood associations, business associations, elected officials, property developers, and more. They illustrate the deep and varied community support that stood behind filling in the Inner Loop East. This project was completed in 2017.  For information on the Inner Loop North Transformation Project, please visit

Elected Officials  

Metropolitan Planning Organization 

Real Estate Developers Letters of Interest 

Project Area Stakeholders and Neighborhood/Business Associations 

Regional Associations/Organizations 

Other Interested businesses 

Inner Loop North

For information on plans to redesign the remaining 1.5-mile segment of the Inner Loop Expressway known as Inner Loop North, please visit