Construction work is about to begin to convert St. Paul Street and Clinton Avenue from one way, to two way roads.
The low bid came in almost 20% higher than the engineer's estimate. The city is now spending more than $2.3 million to convert five blocks of both streets north of East Main.
"A proper 21st century city has got to respect bicycles, pedestrian, residents, and business uses," attests Heidi Zimmer-Meyer of Rochester's Downtown Development Corporation. "You want a vibrant street life, and two way streets help to move us toward that goal."
Zimmer-Meyer says converting both streets to two way traffic will be good for businesses. It will also allow new residential projects downtown to take hold.