The morning drive is headed for some big changes Monday for people who use Route 31 to get to Brockport and points west.

The morning drive is headed for some big changes Monday for people who use Route 31 to get to Brockport and points west.

A major construction project will close part of the route for eight years.

Linden Overhiser has had to deal with the noise of tractor-trailers and motorcycles racing down Route 31 at 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.

This project will fix that in the long run, but for now could prove to be a nightmare for people like Overhiser and his neighbor Martha Dunbar.

Dunbar said this project is confusing and she doesn't have a clue what she, her husband and their children, who take school buses, will do tomorrow when the road closes.

News10NBC: "Do you think you'll give yourself a little extra time in the morning?"

Martha Dunbar, lives on Route 31: "Absolutely have to, absolutely have to and then my husband will be coming in the morning from work."

News10NBC: "...And what about the school bus?"

Dunbar: "Not sure what direction the school bus is coming."

To get into Brockport people will have to take Washington to Route 104. until the project is finished in the fall.

Maps show it will create a dead-end cul-de-sac so neighbors won't have to worry about getting out of their driveways onto busy Route 31. It will also widen the road and create center medians but Overhiser can't help but wonder why the original Route 531 project that would have ended at Redmond Road.

"I don't think it's going to fix the traffic problem at all. I think it needs to be the four lanes that were originally planned," said Overhiser.

More changes are due to come at the end of next month when the project moves further West.