Guv Cuomo Announces Completion of Erie Canal Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Orleans Region
New York ( STL.News) Guv Andrew M. Cuomo today introduced the completion of a $10.7 million project to refurbish 7 historical single-lane bridges throughout the Erie Canal in the communities of Murray, Albion, Gaines, Ridgeway and also the Town of Medina. The state Division of Transport changed the steel floor covering and also elevated the lawful weight restriction on all 7 100-year old truss bridges to permit ranch devices, vehicles, and also various other industrial cars to securely pass while at the same time enhancing the circulation of both individuals and also business throughout the area. The historical project improves the local Finger Lakes Ahead campaign, which has actually currently spent over $8 billion to rejuvenate areas and also help with business along the Erie Canal and also the surrounding area.
“New York has actually made unmatched financial investments to update the state’s framework to enhance public security while increasing financial task along the Erie Canal,” Guv Cuomo claimed. “The historical Erie Canal is vital for doing service in the area and also we’re honored to recognize the Canal’s industrial tradition by bringing these bridges right into the 21st century. This project will certainly guarantee that residents and also site visitors alike obtain where they require to go rapidly and also securely.”
New York State Division of Transport Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez claimed, “The Erie Canal is a cherished component of the background of New York State and also remains to play a crucial duty in maintaining the financial health and wellness and also wellness of the Finger Lakes Area.