A pair of bridges in Gaylordsville will be the first beneficiaries of a new arrangement agreed on recently by the New Milford Town Council.

The council approved a Local Bridge Program Fiscal Year 2015 commitment with the state Department of Transportation to fund bridge repairs and replace.

Bridges targeted for work are over Bull Mountain Brook at the southern end of Mud Pond Road and the bridge over Morrissey Brook on Gaylord Road at the Sherman town line.

State Department of Transportation funding for the projects will be $235,000 of the $440,000 cost of repairs for the Mud Pond Road bridge and $500,000 toward the $1.6 million replacement cost of the bridge along Gaylord Road.

Work is anticipated to begin during the 2015 spring construction season.