The following information entitled "What Is The Inner Loop?" has been taken from Mike McManus' Inner Loop page almost word for word. I've adjusted the wording just a bit to fit with the general verbage used on this site.
What Is The Inner Loop?
- A very short, controlled-access expressway surrounding downtown Rochester, New York.
- Part of this route is multiplexed with Interstate 490, although this is never shown on confirmatory markers.
- The route is roughly oval, being wider (from west to east) than it is tall (from north to south). There is a significant recurve in the northeastern "corner" of the route.
- The two interchanges with I-490 and the Inner Loop proper occur at the northwestern "corner" of the loop (the "western junction") and at the south side of the loop east of the Genesee River (the "southern junction").
- The part of the Inner Loop that is not multiplexed with I-490 is sometimes mis-identified as I-490 on maps. It is, however, a distinct state highway, with reference markers indicating giving its route number as 940T.
- The same reference markers give the length of the outer half of the Inner Loop as 2.2 miles, not counting the I-490 multiplexed section. The markers are numbered from the western junction clockwise to the southern junction.
- Standard cardinal directions are used along the Inner Loop: east/west from the western junction to the northeast "corner"; north/south from Main Street to Monroe Avenue; east/west again from Monroe Avenue to I-490 (including the entrance to I-490 at Plymouth Avenue). North/south Inner Loop signs are not used on the west side of the Genesee since that is the I-490 section where Inner Loop reassurance markers are not used.
- Direction and arrow signs are colored (white on orange) to match the Inner Loop route marker.
- Exits are not numbered.
- Speed limit on the Inner Loop proper is 45 MPH.