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Work starts Monday on I-190, Military Road bridges in Lewiston

LEWISTON – The state Department of Transportation announced Friday that work is scheduled to begin Monday on the $41.1 million rehabilitation of the Interstate 190 and Military Road bridges over the Niagara Power Project.

The right lane of Interstate 190 southbound in the vicinity of the Power Project will be closed for the duration of the project. Also, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, there will be a lane closure on Military Road, which is Route 265, near the power plant. That’s a two-lane road, so flaggers will direct traffic in alternating directions on the one lane left open.

Work on the project is expected to continue through December 2016. The project includes complete superstructure replacements for the bridges over the Power Project on the southbound I-190, northbound I-190 and Military Road. The approach slabs also will be replaced, and repairs will be made to the substructures of the bridges. New guiderails will be installed along both I-190 and Military Road, and the latter will be resurfaced between routes 31 and 104.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office said this is the first major DOT project in Western New York to include road design and construction in one contract, speeding up the process by about two years.