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Work On Taconic Parkway Bridge Finishes Ahead Of Schedule, Northbound Lanes Reopened

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Construction has been completed on the Taconic Parkway Bridge, one month ahead of schedule.

The bridge, which is known locally as the AMVETS Bridge, was being rehabilitated as part of a $26 million project.

Northbound Taconic lanes from Pines Bridge Road in New Castle to Underhill Avenue in Yorktown have been closed since March, causing big delays.

On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the northbound lanes would be reopening Wednesday morning.

“As we continue to make progress on major capital construction projects all across the state, it is critical that our work puts New York’s drivers first,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The reopening of the northbound Taconic Parkway Bridge a month ahead of schedule does just that and is great news for thousands of Westchester and Hudson Valley commuters who cross the corridor each day.”

Work on the bridge was originally scheduled to be finished in November.