Work on bridges over Erie Canal in Fairport and Lake Ontario State Parkway begins Monday

Posted at: 01/21/2013 2:27 AM
Updated at: 01/21/2013 3:03 AM

nullThe bridge over the Erie Canal on Route 250 in Fairport will close down Monday for six weeks.

The repairs will fix deteriorating steel components on the bridge, in order to extend the life of the structure.

Work on replacing the Ontario State Parkway in the town of Greece will also start Monday.

The bridge carries Lake Ontario State Parkway over Salmon Creek.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction until October, when the bridge re-opens for the winter season.

The project will allow for more room for bikers and better fishing access to Braddock's Bay.

Work on the bridge is expected to be completed by October 2014.