New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas recently announced the Department’s Route 31F — Macedon Center Road — over Thomas Creek Bridge Replacement Project in Perinton, completed in August 2018, is the recipient of the American Public Works Association Genesee Valley Chapter’s 2018 Project of the Year Award for structures projects less than $5 million.
“This award is a testament to our dedicated personnel in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region, and I congratulate them on their success in planning, designing and executing this superb project,” said Karas. “I thank the APWA for recognizing the department’s efforts and look forward to this project competing at the statewide competition.”
The $1 million project replaced a 90-year old bridge with a single-span, three-sided precast concrete structure that is wider and accommodates vehicles and pedestrians. The existing pedestrian bridge was removed and returned to the town of Perinton for future use.
The project also included replacing guide rail, improving drainage systems, environmental accommodations, resurfacing the asphalt pavement approaching the bridge and installing new pavement markings.
A detour was in place for motorists while the former bridge was removed and the new bridge was constructed. The length of the closure lasted about 32 days, minimizing the impacts to the traveling public.
The APWA award was presented at the Genesee Valley Chapter’s Annual Awards Banquet in Henrietta on Jan. 31. Members of the regional design and construction teams that were involved in the project accepted the award on NYSDOT’s behalf.
“Congratulations to the New York State Department of Transportation on receiving this prestigious award,” said Sen. Rich Funke, R-55th district “As a resident of the town of Perinton, I witnessed this work being done and appreciated the professionalism and speed at which it was completed. As a state senator, I appreciate the DOT’s commitment to keeping me informed on all of our local road and bridge projects and their hard work on behalf of our region.”