Work has begun on upgrades at exit 16 from Interstate 390 to improve the flow of traffic and access to the University of Rochester, officials announced Wednesday.
The two projects total more than $22 million, officials said.
Preliminary construction began last fall and resumed last month with the first phase of work, at a cost of $8.2 million. Ramsey Constructors of Lakeville will do the work.
The first phase includes construction on the off-ramp from I-390 southbound to East River Road, a roundabout at Kendrick Road and East River Road to replace the signaled intersection, a new entrance ramp to I-390 from East River Road, and construction of an auxiliary lane at the divergence of I-390 southbound and I-590 northbound near Route 15A in Brighton.
Phase two begins June 10, officials said, with that work costing $14 million. That contract was awarded to the team of Crane-Hogan Structural Systems in Spencerport, TY Lin International in Rochester and Hunt Engineers.in Rochester.
That work includes a new ramp from Kendrick Road to I-390 north and widening the Kendrick Street bridge over I-390.
The project is scheduled for completion late this year or early in 2014.
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