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NY begins work on 15 troubled bridges statewide

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Construction is beginning on 15 bridge projects throughout New York with all the jobs and traffic delays that entails.

In all, $44.5 million will be spent to replace bridges or install new decks.

The projects include a Taconic State Parkway bridge in Clinton Corners, Dutchess County; the Route 100 bridge in Yonkers; the Route 971V bridge to Fort Drum in Jefferson County; Route 193 Bridges over I-81 northbound and southbound in the town of Ellisburg, Jefferson County; and others in the Hudson Valley, Schenectady, Jefferson County and Sullivan County.

Drivers can get travel information by calling 511 or at the state DOT website.

The site and a mobile phone app offer a trip planner, camera views, and weather alerts and forecasts to help navigate through and around the work.