Tue May 27, 2014
Syracuse City Councilors Approve Upgrades to Road, Water Infrastructure
A number of additional bridge and road repair projects are on the horizon in Syracuse now that common councilors have given their approval. The historic W. Genesee St. bridge over Onondaga Creek is slated for $1.5 million worth of upgrades.
"None of these structures require full rehabilitation. It's just specific elements that need rehabilitation. None are are to the point where we should allow low limit restrictions or closure."
The city is also in the planning stages of a $1 million dollar project to re-pave the heavily traveled portion of Teall Ave. between Burnet Ave. and Erie Boulevard, which includes the I-690 interchange. In all, councilors approved nearly $4.2 million of road and bridge repairs, 80% of which is covered by the federal government.
Councilors Tuesday also approved an additional $1 million in bonding for roof replacement at the Stewart standpipe in Thornden Park. Crews have been slowly and carefully removing the original roof from the two-million gallon water tank in recent weeks.