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Construction to begin on Buffalo River bridge

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Posted at 6:52 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 06:52:22-04

Work will soon begin on a new $10.3 million bridge over the Buffalo River in Erie County.

The administration of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the project is intended to replace the existing, aging bridge with a new span that reduces the risk of flooding.

It's part of a broader $518 million program to replace or upgrade bridges that are prone to flooding and flood-related damage.

The bridge carries Route 240, also known as Harlem Road, over the Buffalo River in the towns of Cheektowaga and West Seneca.

Work will begin Monday.

The project is expected to be completed in December 2018.