Weather pending, the initial road closure for the Rochester Avenue Reconstruction Project is set to begin Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.

The project will Rochester from Ralston Creek to Windsor Drive beginning Aug. 19, as part of Stage 1 of the project. Work in that area is slated to last through Nov. 2022, with the road reopening for the winter season. 

Different parts of Rochester from Ralston Creek to First Avenue will be completely closed to traffic at different times during the project. The project will be constructed in stages with the majority of the work occurring in the 2023 construction season. The remaining work will be done in 2024. The construction season can be anticipated to be between April and the end of November. This is weather dependent. 

Please continue to check the City’s website for updates on construction progress and traffic closures. To learn more, visit


The detour bypasses Rochester by using Parsons Avenue, Glendale Road, and Ashwood Drive. 

Motorists are to take note of this construction work and allow extra travel time or seek an alternate route during this time period. 

Bus route detour

The 11-Rochester route will detour inbound and outbound due to the road work. The Rochester route will use Jefferson Street to Glendale Road to Ashwood Drive for inbound and outbound travel. 

The inbound bus stops located at Rochester Avenue and Windsor Drive (stop 7415), Rochester Avenue and Seventh Avenue (stop 7413), and Rochester Avenue and Mott Street (stop 7409) and the outbound bus stops located at Rochester Avenue and Mott Street (stop 8055), Rochester Avenue and Parsons Avenue (stop 8056) and Rochester Avenue and Seventh Avenue (stop 7412) will be out of service during the project.

Temporary bus stops will be placed at the intersections of Jefferson Street and Evans Street, Glendale Road and Seventh Avenue and Ashwood Drive and Rochester Avenue for both inbound and outbound customers to use as alternates while the work on Rochester Avenue is ongoing. The bus stop located at Clapp Street and Hotz Avenue (stop 7405) will remain open as an inbound stop only.

Date of publication

Wednesday, August 10, 2022