Work on renovating the Elmwood Avenue bridge is scheduled to begin the week of May 19 and continue through Nov. 7.
Starting May 19, The contractor will be milling the concrete surface of the bridge deck, which is expected to take approximately one day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work is weather dependent. Crews will maintain access and flag persons will be deployed to ensure optimal traffic flow through the area.
Once the milling is completed crews will temporarily stripe the bridge deck and begin work with signage in preparation for the reduction of lanes the following week.
If you should have concerns or questions, contact Shawn Casey at 275-2082.
The sidewalk closest to the athletic fields will be closed from July 9 to Sept. 19 for the construction of a new brick fence along Wilson Boulevard. Pedestrians will be directed to use the sidewalk across Wilson Boulevard.
College Town is a comprehensive plan to redevelop 14 acres of University-owned property with 500,000 square feet of retail and dining space, hotel and conference facilities, parking, and housing for the Mt. Hope and University communities and area visitors. The $100 million project at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues has been a vision for local community partners since 2008 and promises to provide economic benefits to the region, while building a welcoming and cohesive University-neighborhood community.
Starting the week of June 9 and continuing for two or more months (approximately 70 days), truck deliveries of approximately 20 concrete pieces will be delivered daily to the College Town site. The pieces will be used to erect the new parking garage at College Town (see a live camera of the parking garage). Most of the deliveries will be considered “oversize loads.” Oversize trucking is not allowed in the area from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. or from 4 to 6 p.m.
From Monday, July 7, to Thursday, July 31, workers will add a fourth lane to East Drive to accommodate the increase in traffic expected with the opening of College Town this fall. The majority of the work impacting the Medical Center—intermittent closures of the staff exit from the garage and a sidewalk closure in the patient discharge loop—will occur between Monday, July 7 and 11. East Drive will be open to two-way traffic throughout the project but congestion is expected in the area.
The sidewalk along Elmwood Avenue on the south side of the road from East Drive to Mt. Hope Avenue is closed. Pedestrians are encouraged to cross over Elmwood Avenue at the crosswalk located at Thomas Jackson Drive traffic signal to the north side sidewalk.
The multi-phase, multi-year project is expected to wrap up by fall 2015.
Work will continue in March 2014 with Improvements on West Henrietta Road/Mt. Hope Avenue at the bridge over I-390. A new ramp will be constructed and there will be some additional work on the approaches to the bridge. The project is expected to be complete this fall.
Contact Shawn Casey at 275-2082 with questions or concerns.
Northbound I-390 is scheduled to close between West Henrietta Road (exit 16) and Scottsville Road (exit 17) from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday, March 17, for approximately five nights. Northbound traffic will be detoured to exit at East Henrietta Road (exit 16) and will be directed to continue straight to West Henrietta Road, left to Jefferson Road, right to Scottsville Road to re-enter I-390 North. Detours will be posted all week.
The entrance ramp from West Henrietta/Mt. Hope (Rt.15) to I-390 northbound will be closed and motorists should follow the detour. Southbound traffic on I-390 will not be impacted.
Also during this time, I-390 will be reduced to a single northbound lane at approximately 7 p.m. each night. A single northbound lane will be reopened at 5 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. each morning. Work will take place each night next week, as weather conditions permit.
The closures allow for the placement of steel girders on top of concrete piers as part of the project to create a new entrance ramp from Kendrick Road to I-390 Northbound along the Erie Canal in the town of Brighton.