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Aqueduct Reimagined Open House
April 30, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
You are invited to attend this important public workshop for the Aqueduct Reimagined and Riverfront Promenades project. The project will reimagine the historic Aqueduct as a central gathering place while improving connectivity downtown along the riverfront. This will be accomplished through the removal of the upper vehicular deck of the Broad Street Bridge, and the creation of a unique, iconic and context-sensitive public space at the Aqueduct level.
DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Open House – Stop by anytime!
(Formal presentation at 1:00 p.m.)
LOCATION: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604
(Validated parking will be available for the South Avenue Parking Garage)
About the Project
Mayor Evans is commencing the Aqueduct Reimagined and Riverfront Promenades, a part of the ROC the Riverway / Building Bridges to the Future initiative. Aqueduct Reimagined will create a central gathering place while improving connectivity to the downtown waterfront by transforming the Broad Street Bridge into an iconic public space by removing the vehicle deck and improving connectivity for the Genesee Riverway Trail.
The Aqueduct Reimagined project includes many pieces which will come together to create a unique public space in the center of Downtown Rochester. By removing the vehicle deck from the Broad Street Bridge, the bridge will be transformed into a pedestrian- and bicycle-only corridor with public gathering space and amenities. The project will include building out riverfront promenades connecting the Broad Street Bridge directly to Court Street and East Main Street. Traffic patterns on South Avenue from Main Street to Court Street will be converted to two-way traffic to accommodate the loss of vehicle traffic on the Broad Street Bridge. The project will be done in phases, with phase I including the removal of the vehicle deck. Overall, the Aqueduct Reimagined project will dovetail on the existing ROC the Riverway initiatives and boost trail connectivity while creating an unrepeatable experience in Downtown Rochester.