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Fairport lift bridge to be out of service for over a year, DOT says

July 30, 2019 11:12 PM

FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The upcoming closure of Fairport's lift bridge was on the agenda for discussion at Wednesday night's village board meeting. 

The NYS Department of Transportation estimates the lift bridge will be out of service for 13 to 15 months beginning this September.

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Whitney Road, Turk Hill Road and East Church Street will be the posted detours. 

Pedestrians will be able to use the adjacent Parker Street crossing.

"The big things we're working on is communicating the project with the community and also letting them know that hey we're open for business, we're still going to be accessible.. there are ways to get around the community," said Bryan White, Fairport village manager. 

"I really look at this as a great opportunity, not only to have transport through the village but to really get people to come visit Fairport, get out of their cars, park their cars... parking lots are just the same as they've always been, park their cars and have an opportunity to explore out village," added Julie Domaratz , Village of Fairport mayor. 

The village manager and mayor are working on providing a shuttle for pedestrians in the form of an electric vehicle.  

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