- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Work starts this week on a $10.5 million project to replace four bridges on Interstate 87 in Clinton County that are considered vulnerable to flood damage.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Northway bridges are among the first under contract as part of New York’s Scour Critical/Flood Prone Bridge Program. The Governor has requested $518 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to strengthen 105 bridges through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

FEMA has approved construction funding for 80 bridges totaling $278.4 million. Funding approval for the remaining 25 bridges is anticipated this spring.

Two pairs of bridges are being replaced on I-87, over the Little Ausable River in the Town of Peru and over the Salmon River in the Town of Plattsburgh.

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