It’s no secret that I am wholeheartedly in favor of removing Rochester’s Inner Loop roadway which encircles downtown and chokes it off from the surrounding neighborhoods like an ever tightening noose. What we didn’t know until today was that City Council and Mayor Tom Richards feel the same…
According to a D&C article published this morning, a City Council committee has authorized the city to spend $5 million on the project and apply for a $15 million federal Department of Transportation grant to cover the bulk of the $22 million in anticipated costs.
Councilmembers Carla Palumbo and Carolee Conklin publicly spoke in favor of the plan; and while I’m not always in alignment with Council, today I commended them in this WXXI piece by Zack Seward where I tried to sum up my position in a short soundbyte. Check it out.
Thanks to Zack for the interview. And thank you City Council for seeing the big picture and voting to reconnect Rochester.
Tags: Carla Palumbo, Carolee Conklin, Democrat & Chronicle, Democrat and Chronicle, downtown Rochester, highway, highways, I-490, infrastructure, Inner Loop, New York, Rochester, Rochester City Council, Rochester NY, transportation, WXXI, Zack Seward
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