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In the News.


April 13, 2024

What Happens After a Highway Dies

The redevelopment of Rochester’s Inner Loop was widely hailed as a model for repairing cities scarred by freeways. But the project’s next phase stands to take a different turn. 


October 19, 2023

What’s next for the Inner Loop North

See what's next for the Inner Loop North Transformation.


May 5, 2022

Residents will get a temporary park and a preview of the Inner Loop fill-in at 'Live on the Loop'

For a few hours, residents were able to experience what is possible when what remains of Rochester’s Inner Loop is gone.


March 7, 2022

Hochul budget includes $100 million for Inner Loop North fill-in

Gov. Kathy Hochul has included $100 million in her 2022-23 budget for a proposal to fill in the north section of the Inner Loop.

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June 9, 2021

Can Biden's infrastructure plan bury the Inner Loop for good? City Hall hopes so.


March 12, 2024

Inner Loop North transformation project hosts first design meeting

News 8 (WROC) announces the first public meeting of the Inner Loop North Transformation Project Design Phase.


October 10, 2023

Rochester's $100M Highway Removal Project Aims to Reunite Neighborhoods

Rochester, N.Y., has selected Stantec to lead preliminary design of the Inner Loop North Transformation.


March 30, 2022

Inner Loop North project is a balancing act

With the eastern portion of Rochester’s Inner Loop filled in, City Hall has set about doing the same to the highway’s northern section. While comparisons between the projects are expected, the stakes are different this time around.


February 16, 2022

Why America Is Tearing Down Its Highways

Highways across America are being removed. Rochester paved the way with Inner Loop East, and the momentum continues with Inner Loop North. 


May 27, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES - Can Removing Highways Fix America’s Cities?

Rochester's Inner Loop initiatives featured alongside other highway removals across the country.


February 22, 2024

News10NBC Investigates: Video shows how Inner Loop cut through homes, churches, parks

Watch the video that superimposes a map of Rochester in 2002 over a map of Rochester in 1951, the year the Loop started getting built.


October 2, 2023

How One American City Reclaimed a Highway (and It Paid Off Big Time)

To reclaim the land and replace the sunken expressway with surface streets, Rochester broke the Inner Loop project up into two phases. Phase one, called Inner Loop East, broke ground in 2014 and was completed in 2017. Inner Loop North, which will complete the reclamation of the former highway, is in the final planning stages. 


March 8, 2022

Mayor Malik Evans celebrates millions in funding for Rochester

Mayor Evans celebrates Gov. Kathy Hochul's commitment of $100 million to remove the remaining section of the Inner Loop.


June 14, 2021

Cities Turn to Removing Highways as Revitalization

A New York Times reporter says 28 cities, including Detroit, are considering removing parts of highways to revitalize their cites and reimagine modern urban landscapes. Rochester's Inner Loop is discussed as well.


July 22, 2020

PLACEMAKING 101 WEBINAR - Urban Placemaking: Avenues for Engagement

The importance of community engagement, as evidenced through Rochester's Inner Loop initiatives.

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