Senator Schumer pushing for federal funding for Inner Loop project

Posted at: 08/02/2013 3:08 PM

Senator Chuck Schumer is asking the Department of Transportation to select Rochester for a $17.7 million grant for the city's Inner Loop East Reconstruction Project.

City leaders want to fill in the Inner Loop between East Main Street and Monroe Avenue and build new business, retail and residential space.

This is the city's second attempt at trying to receive federal funds for the project. In 2011, a $15 million grant application was dismissed on a technicality and Senator Schumer said he would work to get the grant approved in the next round of submissions.