Mechanicville Bridge Project – by H. Wessell

BALLSTON SPA, April 8– Saratoga  County Public Works Commissioner  Keith Manz, appearing before the County Public Works Committee,  explained that the last  hurdle remaining has been surmounted, and the County can accept federal and state funding for the US 4 bridge over the Anthony Kill, on North Central Avenue.

The $3.3 million project (its  costs escalated due to issues of old industrial soil pollution) will be funded 80 percent by federal money, 15 percent from the state; and the local share,  5 percent local. It will start in about a month, and be finished in late fall, he expected. Sidewalk and drainage improvements will be included.

He explained that action was now possible, because  the County had finally gotten over the hurdle of just one remaining  easement request.  That, he stressed is important  because there "are a number of other bridges in and around the City of Mechanicville."

Read the entire article in the April 17th issue of the Express.