NYSDOT announces plan for Route 31F bridge

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 4:56pm

The New York Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas today (July 13) announced the start of construction on a $1.1 million project to replace the bridge carrying Route 31F (Macedon Center Road) over Thomas Creek in Perinton.

“Replacing the Macedon Center Road bridge will enhance safety for motorists and pedestrians and revitalize the local economy,’’ Karas said “This is one of Governor Cuomo’s many smart infrastructure investments that are helping move the Finger Lakes forward.”

The bridge will be closed to traffic starting July 16 through the end of August, to complete work more quickly and efficiently. Traffic will be detoured using Route 250, Route 31 and Canandaigua Road to access Route 31F. The project is expected to be completed in the fall.

“We are glad the state is getting this work done even though we know it will be an inconvenience for the residents who travel that area,’’ Perinton Supervisor Michael Barker said. “We look forward to the opening of the new bridge later this summer.”

The project will consist of replacing the existing bridge, which is nearly 90 years old, with a new, single-span structure using reinforced concrete. The new bridge will be wider, with 12-foot travel lanes and six-foot shoulders. The pedestrian bridge that lies north of the existing bridge will be removed and the new bridge will carry a sidewalk in its place.

The project will include replacing guiderail, re-aligning the nearby sidewalk, adding center-line rumble strips, and improving drainage and pavement markings. The asphalt pavement approaching the bridge will be resurfaced