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NIAGARA FALLS – A long-closed road marred by a messy construction dispute will finally reopen to traffic today.

Lewiston Road – which becomes Main Street near the city – will open to traffic this afternoon, according to city officials. They will host a public ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Ontario Avenue and Main Street.

The road was closed during a legal battle between the city and former contractor Man O’Trees.

Mark Cerrone Inc. was recently hired to complete the road and will finish the job next year, officials said.