Fourth Street construction to start next phase
The next phase of the Fourth Street Southwest reconstruction project is set to start Tuesday.
The new work will bring the complete closure of the intersection at Third Avenue Southwest and Fourth street, according to Rochester Public Works.
As a result Third Avenue will become a two-way street from both Third Street Southwest to Fourth Street and from Fourth Street to Fifth Street Southwest.
Other traffic changes include:
• The complete closure of the westbound travel lane of Fourth Street Southwest between Fourth and Sixth avenues, resulting in eastbound-only traffic on Fourth Street from Fourth Avenue to 7th Avenue.
• Sixth Avenue Southwest will offer one-way southbound traffic from Third Street Southwest to Fifth Street Southwest.
• Fifth Avenue Southwest will be one-way northbound traffic from Third Street Southwest to Fifth Street Southwest.
• Fourth Avenue Southwest will remain a one-way southbound from Third Street to Fifth Street.
Current Fourth Street closures will continue, and the Sixth Avenue Southwest intersection will remain open.
This construction project will impact several Rochester Public Transit bus routes, commuter buses and shuttle bus services.
For the duration of construction, bus stands for RPT Routes 2, 3, 8, 17 currently located on the east side (northbound lane) of Second Avenue Southwest will be relocated to Second Street Southwest between Third and Fourth avenues. RPT Route 8 stand will be on the north side (westbound lane), and stands for RPT Routes 2, 3 and 17 will be on the south side (eastbound lane).
The stand for RPT Route 19 will move to the west side (southbound lane) of Second Avenue Southwest.
Riders can visit www.rptride.com for complete city route and schedule information, and contact commuter and shuttle bus providers to understand the impacts of this project on routes, as well as, drop off and pick up locations.
The Fourth Street project is scheduled to be completed in November.