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NYSDOT State Street Bridge Closure Info

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February 12, 2021

NYSDOT TO CLOSE STATE STREET BRIDGE THIS MONDAY, 2/22 AT 9:00AM
Bridge expected to remain closed for 6 months
The NYS Department of Transportation will close the State Street (Route 31) Bridge over the canal in Pittsford Village at 9:00am this Monday, February 22 to conduct needed work on the bridge. Per NYS DOT, the bridge will remain closed for up to six months as the contractor works to rehabilitate the steel floor system, replace the concrete bridge deck, paint the lower section, and improve approaches to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. 
 
Minor preparatory work on the bridge by the DOT is currently underway. This work is being performed while the bridge is open to vehicular traffic with one sidewalk closed at a time. 
 
During construction, NYSDOT signed detours will be posted using I-490, NY-31F (East Ave/Fairport Road), and NY-96 (North Main Street/East Avenue). Recreational boating and the Erie Canal Heritage Trail below the bridge will remain open throughout the project.
 
The detour will be posted as follows:

  • Eastbound: Route 31 (Monroe Avenue) to Route 96 (North Main Street/East Avenue) to Route 31F (East Ave/Fairport Road) to 490 East, exit Route 31 (Palmyra Road/State Street).
  • Westbound: Route 31 (Palmyra Road), enter 490 West, exit Route 31F (Fairport Road/East Ave) to Route 96 (East Ave/Main Street) to Route 31 (Monroe Ave/State Street).
  • Pedestrian detour: will utilize the Canal Trail adjacent to Schoen Place, between Route 96 (North Main Street) and Route 31 (State Street).

A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Schoen Place and Route 96 (North Main Street). Schoen Place is designed to accommodate local traffic only due restricted weight limit and narrow width; trucks and through traffic should follow the detours posted by NYSDOT.
 
Motorists will be kept informed with variable message signs and temporary work zone traffic control signs on site. Real-time traffic and construction updates can also be found by visiting www.511ny.org. Those with questions or concerns regarding the project should contact Kevin Cannan, Engineer in Charge, at Kevin.Cannan@dot.ny.gov, or by phone at (585) 364-0729.
 
Per the DOT, the bridge work is required to avoid frequent closures for temporary repairs, imposing a posted weight restriction, or permanent closure to vehicular traffic.

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Initial Information posted 2/12/21:

Minor preparatory work by the NYS Department of Transportation to rehabilitate the NY-31 (State St) Bridge over the Erie Canal in the Village of Pittsford continues. This work will be performed while the bridge is open to vehicular traffic with one sidewalk closed at a time.  The bridge is expected to close to vehicular and pedestrian traffic the last week of February (2/22) or at the beginning of March. Per the NYSDOT, the actual bridge closure date has not been set yet as the contractor is awaiting confirmation of the steel delivery date.  Once that date is confirmed the DOT will establish a bridge closure date. The Town will post this information on the Town website and in the Town eNews as soon as it is received.  As of 2/12, The NYSDOT has not confirmed the closure date yet. 
 
Once it closes, the bridge will remain closed for up to six months as the contractor works to rehabilitate the steel floor system, replace the concrete bridge deck, paint the lower section, and improve approaches to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. 
 
The bridge work is required to avoid frequent closures for temporary repairs, imposing a posted weight restriction, or permanent closure to vehicular traffic.

During construction, NYSDOT signed detours will be posted using I-490, NY-31F (East Ave/Fairport Road), NY-153 (Washington Road), and NY-96 (North Main Street/East Avenue). Recreational boating and the Erie Canal Heritage Trail below the bridge will remain open throughout the project.
 
Motorists will be kept informed with variable message signs and temporary work zone traffic control signs on site. Real-time traffic and construction updates can also be found by visiting www.511ny.org. Those with questions or concerns regarding the project should contact Kevin Cannan, Engineer in Charge, at Kevin.Cannan@dot.ny.gov, or by phone at (585) 364-0729.