Federal funds helping with Falls bridge work

Jun 22, 2012

Long-overdue maintenance work is in on the way for some bridges in Niagara Falls. 

Mayor Paul Dyster says the project will not only prolong the life of the spans, it will help create jobs in a region where unemployment is 8.5 percent.

"Trying to move as many of these construction projects  forward as possible is one of the ways, that we, in local      government, can contribute to try and put people to work  at this critical time," Dyster said.

In all,  more than $280,000 worth of maintenance will be performed on the Robbins Drive, Gill Creek and 11th Street Bridges. 

Dyster says 80 percent of the cost is being paid for by leveraging a federal transportation fund.