New York is expecting to receive a $1.5 billion federal loan for its $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge project, which would help keep tolls "affordable for motorists," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The state will continue to look for additional financial support. The contractor, JV Tappan Zee Constructors, will start work this month on the five-year project, collecting soil samples from the Hudson River.

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