Some $26 million is included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget for the first two phases of the I-390 interchange upgrade, he announced Friday during an appearance in Rochester.
Cuomo last month pledged $100 million in funding to modernize the interchange at Kendrick Road.
The upgrades will support and accommodate increased traffic from growth at the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology and Monroe Community College, officials said. It also will complement growth from projects along Mt. Hope Avenue and East Henrietta Road.
“The rebuilt I-390 interchange will help Rochester continue to build on its strengths as one of the nation’s premier learning and professional development centers, while creating thousands of new jobs,” Cuomo said in a statement.
Some 630 constructions jobs also will be created, he said. The project will consist of several phases to help address congestion and traffic safety issues along the I-390 corridor.
The project includes improvements to the East River Road and Kendrick Road intersection, and major improvements at the East Henrietta Road and West Henrietta Road interchanges along I-390.
New ramps and capacity improvements will improve accessibility to and from UR and MCC and will help support other local development efforts, officials said.
Cuomo discussed his proposed budget and reforms for state government during a presentation at Rochester Institute of Technology.
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