TROY, N.Y. -- A city spokesperson said Campbell Avenue in Troy will be back open to traffic Wednesday morning, weeks ahead of schedule, and that FEMA will foot most of the bill.
The news was made official during a public meeting Tuesday evening.
Parts of Campbell had been closed to all traffic since late February after the city said soil tests revealed contamination near the road that could potentially lead to a landslide. The contamination occurred as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, according to officials.
Campbell Avenue was originally scheduled to reopen sometime in July. The road is being opened to traffic after the successful installation of new water and sewer lines, and the near-completed installation of a new gas line.
There is still some work to be done, but city officials say drivers will be allowed to use the road while repairs are completed. Crews will begin working on the embankment along the road in mid-July.
City spokesperson Michael Fraser told NEWS10 Tuesady afternoon that FEMA will provide $1.3 million to help cover the costs of the repairs and improvements. The city estimates the entire project will cost around $1 million to $1.5 million.
Repairs on Campbell Avenue should finish around late September.