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NY to update status of Peace Bridge plaza plan

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials are updating the public on plans to redesign the inspection plaza at the bridge linking New York and Ontario.

Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy is in Buffalo Friday to discuss enhancements to the Peace Bridge, one of the northern border's busiest crossings.

In January, the federal government ended its plans for a new Peace Bridge and plaza after more than a decade of delays and debate over what the project should look like. The bridge's U.S. and Canadian operators then began to pursue scaled-back improvements.

The Peace Bridge Authority will leave in place the existing three-lane bridge, expand the plaza from 17 acres to 25 acres and add seven inspection lanes for a total of 25.

The project is estimated to cost between $70 million and $100 million.

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