Most drivers around Albany are very familiar with the construction work happening around Exit 3 on the Northway. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo cut the ribbon Wednesday on the completed Albany International Airport Transportation Corridor. 

Work on the $72 million corridor project is finally finished, improving access to Albany International Airport and other local roads. Cuomo announced that the northbound Exit 3 flyover ramp is ready for drivers, and work to the newly configured Exits 4 and 5 off- and on-ramps is also complete.

With the ongoing construction, Capital Region drivers saw some traffic backups and headaches during daily commutes. Cuomo says the changes will mean less traffic and safer roads.

"That whole congested area, that has been congested for decades, that traffic is going to be alleviated," Cuomo said.

Construction at the airport itself continues. Cuomo said an updated terminal with improved amenities and a new, 1,000-car parking garage will be finished this spring.