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WEST SENECA - The New York State Department of Transportation held a public hearing to show off plans to replace the bridge before the intersection of Harlem Road and Clinton Street in West Seneca.

The current bridge is 103 years old .

"[The bridge] has served its useful life and has become deteriorated, it is time to be replaced," Susan Surdej, the Public Information Officer for the NYS DOT, said.

The replacement bridge will increase both the functionality and size of the road for drivers and pedestrians.

"The existing bridge carries two lanes in each direction, we'd like to see the new bridge wider with two lanes of traffic in each direction, a center left turn lane, snow storage on the bridge, shoulders and actually sidewalk on the bridge," said Surdej.

Additional improvements to Harlem at either end of the bridge are also being looked into.

The project is estimated to cost $12 million and should be completed by the winter of 2016.

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