TROY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is investing $24 million in two significant bridge projects in the state's capital region.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the projects this week.

The bulk of the funding will support construction of the new Route 32 bridge over the Mohawk River between Cohoes and Waterford. The money will also fund improvements to the 126th Street Bridge that carries Route 4 over the Hudson River between Troy and Waterford.

The Democratic governor says the bridge projects will create safer, more reliable roadways for residents and visitors while supporting important links in the region's economy.

Both projects are scheduled to be completed by year's end.