Construction of Rochester's new $30M Amtrak station set to begin this fall


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ROCHESTER, New York — Construction of Rochester's new Amtrak station is scheduled to finally begin this fall after being stalled by cost issues.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports ( ) that state transportation officials say the agency is awaiting approval of the design-build contract by the state comptroller's office before a final construction schedule is set.

The nearly $30 million project was supposed to start earlier this year but was delayed after proposals submitted by design-build teams were rejected, partly because of higher costs.

The new station in downtown Rochester will replace the dilapidated station that was only supposed to be a temporary structure when it was built in 1978.

Local officials announced in December 2012 that they had secured the government funding needed to build the new station.

Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle,

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