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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Motorists in central New York should expect some disruption as workers replace the decking on two Interstate 81 bridges over the next month.

The state transportation department says traffic will be detoured onto other highways and Syracuse streets during $4.9 million project just south of the city's downtown.

The work is scheduled for two 10-day periods, with the southbound highway closed from this coming Friday until Aug. 5 and the northbound lanes closed from Aug. 9 until Aug. 19.

Traffic will be re-routed onto interstates 481 and 690 and the city streets.

The existing concrete bridge decks will be replaced with pre-cast concrete panels, a process the DOT says will shorten construction time.

The state is spending $17.4 million the decks on 13 bridges in Cayuga, Oneida and Onondaga counties.