The 1,700 drivers on the west side of Monroe County who cross Sandy Creek in Hamlin on Route 19 every day will see a detour beginning Monday.
The state DOT is replacing the 55-year old bridge.
In a statement to WXXI, NYS DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald said a short traffic detour will help crews finish the project efficiently.
“We strive to keep traffic impacts to a minimum and -- in this case -- determined that a short detour during construction is the most efficient way to progress.”
Construction could take a year.