‘Live on the Loop’ celebrating reconnection of Rochester’s 16th Ward

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Live on the Loop took place on the Scio Street Bridge on Sunday.

The bridge was closed to traffic so pedestrians could enjoy live music, games, children’s activities, food trucks and more at the community-wide, inclusive event. Numerous fruit trees, a lawn, picnic tables, benches, as well as community health, design, and equity pop-up kiosks, were on the bridge.

Community members celebrated the upcoming removal of the Inner Loop North highway and the reconnection of Rochester’s 16th Ward. The event showcased how the neighborhood will be reimagined after the removal of the highway, which divided the neighborhood. People got a sense of how Scio Street will look, once it’s transformed into a park-like space.

Hinge Neighbors organized the event with major support from AARP. Work to remove the Inner Loop North is slated to begin in late 2024.