Posted at: 10/25/2012 6:55 AM
Updated at: 10/25/2012 10:07 AM
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - The Western Gateway Bridge over the Mohawk River is getting a $17 million overhaul that will take more than a year to complete.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that construction has begun on the bridge that links Schenectady and the village of Scotia. Traffic on the four-lane bridge will be reduced to one lane each way during the work.
The project includes the construction of a new, multi-use, shared lane to connect bicycle and pedestrian pathways on both sides of the Mohawk River.
The work is part of a $31 million contract through the NY Works program for critical repairs to 13 bridges in the North Country and Capital Region.
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