The construction project that Rochester Mayor Stuart Bikson has referred to as "the full monty" of construction projects was set to officially begin today in downtown Rochester.
The Main Street Makeover, as it has been known, will tear up and build anew downtown's Main Street, from the Paint Creek Bridge north of University Drive to the Clinton River Bridge south of downtown.
Starting in mid-May, the road will be completely closed from University to Second Street for 12 weeks. In the end, the total closure will shorten the duration of the project by six to eight weeks.
During the construction, all downtown businesses are open for business. Back entrances and alleyways have been reconfigured to allow for pedestrian traffic.
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