As the weather warms up, construction crews are ramping up to tackle maintenance, renovation and rebuilding projects involving many of New York's highway bridges.
The Patroon Island Bridge in Albany is being prepped for a 145-million dollar renovation. The project appears on a list of 32 road and bridge initiatives released Tuesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.
Decks will also be replaced on the Congress Street Bridge in Troy, the Western Gateway Bridge in Rotterdam and the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Bridge, also known as the I-87 twin bridges.
A bridge replacement project linking Vermont and New Hampshire is a step closer to approval.
An environmental assessment has been completed and sent to federal authorities on a proposed Route 119 replacement bridge that would span the Connecticut River and connect Hinsdale and Brattleboro along the New Hampshire-Vermont border.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports the assessment looked at how water quality, wetlands, and historical resources would be affected by the project. Officials are examining its location near a gas company tank farm.