Pittsford’s State Street Bridge Closed For Repairs

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Bridge expected to remain closed for 6 months

The NYS Department of Transportation has closed the State Street (Route 31) Bridge over the canal in Pittsford Village 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.

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 has been 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 [email protected], 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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