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The New York Power Authority will be upgrading its visitors center at the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston as part of $13 million in work visitors centers at its three hydroelectric plants.

The authority’s board of trustees today approved a contract with Buffalo’s Hadley Exhibits to make “state-of-the-art upgrades” to the facilities, including large touch screens, multimedia and exhibits connected to the internet.

Other planned improvements include redesigned floor layouts to enhance accessibility, and modified signage, lighting and electrical infrastructure, including a new elevator.

The authority also operates visitors centers at its plants in Massena and North Blenheim. Last year, the three centers drew almost 200,000 visitors, the authority said.

The authority expects to complete the work in Lewiston, which will be done mostly between the fall and spring months, by the spring of 2016.

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