- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Motorists who travel a busy commuter route in Albany can rejoice: a three-year project to rehab a bridge over the Hudson River is finished.

State transportation officials announced Tuesday that the $148 million rehabilitation project begun on the Patroon Island Bridge in 2013 has been completed.

The span carries Interstate 90 over the Hudson between Albany and Rensselaer counties and connects with Interstate 787 on the Albany side of the river.

The construction work included replacing the bridge decks and repairing the substructures of the interchange. Lane and ramp closures were necessary during some periods over the three-year duration of the project.

When work began in 2013, it was one of the largest state transportation projects in upstate New York.

State officials say the bridge carries an average of 70,000 motor vehicles per day.

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