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All 4 lanes of Congress Street Bridge reopen

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday the reopening of all four lanes of the Congress Street Bridge carrying Route 2 over Interstate 787 and the Hudson River between Watervliet, Albany County and Troy, Rensselaer County.

The rehabilitation project was funded through the Governor's NY Works program.

"I am pleased to announce the reopening of the Congress Street Bridge, one of the key structures linking communities over the Hudson River in the Capital Region," Governor Cuomo said. "This two-year construction project supported local jobs and spurred economic activity on both sides of the bridge. Now that it's finished, New Yorkers in the area will have a safer bridge for years to come."

This reopening marks substantial completion of a two-year project to replace the bridge deck and make other concrete and steel repairs. Two lanes of the bridge and one sidewalk have been closed throughout the duration of construction and large trucks were detoured over the Green Island Bridge.

Construction on the Congress Street Bridge will continue through October and may require daily lane closures.

The work is part of a $19.9 million contract to replace the bridge decks on 11 structures in the Capital Region through the NY Works program. More than $242 million in NY Works funding has been allocated to roads and bridges in the Capital Region.

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