Bay Bridge construction means major headaches

11 May

Get ready for some major traffic hassles this summer.

Word has come down from the NYS Department of Transportation that the Irondequoit Bay Bridge will be closed for several weekends this summer to complete a $14.1 million renovation project.

We haven’t yet been told exactly when it will be happening, but what we do know is this: the closures will take place on four weekends, twice in each direction, sometime between June and October, from 8 pm Friday through Sunday evening.

The good news is that only one direction will be closed at a time, and the other direction will flow normally. Bad news is, the work will still displace about 30,000 vehicles each weekend day. That’s 30,000 more vehicles that will be shunted onto Empire Blvd between Bay Road and the 590 on-ramps.

Boy, THAT’S gonna be fun.

Click here to read the D&C article for more information and Supervisor Ron Nesbitt’s reaction.



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