SOMERSET, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Biden-Harris administration has awarded $959,000 to go towards repairs of the Hartland Road Bridge in Somerset.

The money will come from the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program. The project will rehabilitate the bridge over Golden Hill Creek to a state of good repair and to meet modern safety and design standards. The current bridge. which is over 70 years old, has not seen any major rehabilitation work in over 30 years.

It will use Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques in order to minimize closure time and other related detours. Once complete, it will support agricultural economy in Niagara County.

To learn more about why the project is happening and improvements that will be made, click here.

(Correction: An earlier version of this story did not list the bridge as being in Somerset. This has since been corrected.)

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