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The Blodgett Mills Road bridge spanning the Tioughnioga River in Blodgett Mills, with noticable patches of concrete missing Friday, is one of the bridges targeted to be replaced with federal funding through the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, said Cortland County Highway Superintendent Phil Krey.
Federal aid sought for local projects
Cortland County will see some bridge rehabilitation projects brought to completion under a federally funded program that will run from 2017 through 2020.
The state Department of Transportation announced the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program is available for review and comment through Aug. 26. Included in this program are the construction and painting of area bridges, all of which are currently in the design phase.
The program depends on $12.5 billion in federal aid to address highway safety, bridge and highway infrastructure and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, according to a news release from the DOT.