Luke Tubia, WIBX

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi has secured over $3.3 million in state funding to replace the Route 291 Bridge over Nine Mile Creek in Marcy. The bridge was originally scheduled to be replaced beginning in the fall of 2015 with completion in the fall of 2016, but with the new funding Brindisi secured, the bridge is now identified as a priority project by the State Department Of Transportation. That means construction will now begin by the end of this year.

"Whether it's ensuring the public safety of users or maintaining the flow of commerce, there was no time to waste in getting this project fast-tracked," Brindisi said. "We can't keep telling our local communities, 'we'll cross that bridge when we come to it' - we need to address these issues now so there are still bridges to cross."

Brindisi added that speeding up the project will help Marcy make sure the bridge is no longer at risk during potential floods.

The Current Route 291 bridge in Marcy has been reduced to a single lane with alternating one-way traffic. The proposed project will completely replace the current structure with a single-span steel multi-girder bridge with two lanes totaling 34 feet in width.


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