Mayor of Fairport says village can handle bridge delay

Created: October 17, 2020 07:55 PM

FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) — Fairport's mayor says the village can handle more time with its historic bridge shut down. 

On Friday, the Department of Transportation moved back the reopening date for the Main Street Lift Bridge from next month to next year. It blamed supply chain issues for the delay. 


On Friday night, some business owners in the village told News10NBC they have worries about losing customers, but Mayor Julie Domaratz says she's more focused on beating coronavirus than worrying about the bridge. 

"I think we proved last winter, during the middle of winter pre-COVID, that the village can still keep doing a lot of the activities, events," she says. "We bring people to the village, whether the bridge is lifted up or if it's back in place."

The DOT now expects the project to get done sometime in February. 

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