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The Times
  • South Ann Street bridge project remains on schedule

  • The South Ann Street bridge project remains on schedule to meet its deadline.

    That is according to Little Falls Mayor Robert Peters who said during a telephone interview Monday afternoon motor vehicle traffic can cross the bridge that was replaced in a $1.4 million project.

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  • The South Ann Street bridge project remains on schedule to meet its deadline.
    That is according to Little Falls Mayor Robert Peters who said during a telephone interview Monday afternoon motor vehicle traffic can cross the bridge that was replaced in a $1.4 million project.
    “The sidewalk and lamps are being installed now, so the project is moving along and is on track to be completed as scheduled,” he said. “To get this project finished after years of discussion and planning will be a nice Christmas present for the city of Little Falls. It will be great to have it done.”
    Peters added while the project is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year, some of the construction, including finishing the approaches that lead to the bridge, will have to wait until 2013.
    “The roadwork associated with the project will likely have to wait until 2013, as the asphalt plants are in the process of shutting down for the year, if they have not already done so,” he said. “Once those plants reopen, the roadwork will be finished. This part of the construction will not have an impact on the bridge itself. Construction on the bridge will be completed by the end of the year.”
    Built in 1933, the city-owned bridge was red-flagged by the Department of Transportation and was considered to be functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. The bridge spans the Mohawk River and is the primary vehicle and pedestrian route from downtown to Loomis and Moss islands.
    “It’s a good looking bridge,” Peters said of the bridge designed by Albany-based WSP SELLS and constructed by Glenmont-based New Century Construction. “To have a bridge that is no longer red-flagged and is able to be used by the public will be a real positive for the city of Little Falls.”
    In other business Monday morning, the members of the city’s Board of Public Works changed the date of their regular December meeting from Monday, Dec. 17, to Tuesday, Dec. 18.
    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room at City Hall.
    • The board awarded a contract to Gloversville-based Wadsworth Logging for the tree harvesting program at the city’s watershed. Peters said logging the watershed provides revenue for the city.

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