Revamped ramp to Ashford Ave. Bridge opens for drivers

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DOBBS FERRY -

Residents are praising the reopening of a ramp from the Saw Mill River Parkway to the Ashford Avenue Bridge.

It's been almost two years since construction began. The federal government had deemed the bridge "structurally deficient," prompting closures, detours, headaches and almost $18 million in repairs.

One of the biggest inconveniences, drivers say, was that if they missed the exit before construction, they had to continue on for miles before they could turn around and come back.

The struggle ended Tuesday when Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Legislator Mary Jane Kopinski cut the ribbon on the revamped bridge. Then they took the inaugural ride up the ramp as the gateway to the river towns officially reopened.

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