UPDATE: January 27, 2020
Minor preparatory work to rehabilitate the NY-31 (State St) Bridge over the Erie Canal in the Village of Pittsford began last week by the NYS Department of Transportation. This work will be performed while the bridge is open to vehicular traffic with one sidewalk closed at a time. The bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic in March 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.
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.
This work is required to avoid frequent closures for temporary repairs, imposing a posted weight restriction, or permanent closure to vehicular traffic. During construction, signed detours will be posted using I-490, NY-31F, NY-153, and NY-96. 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.