I-81 Challenge

The State Department of Transportation has released the schedule of the next four neighborhoods meetings about the future of I-81 through Syracuse.  About 100 people turned out for the first one held two weeks ago in Toomey Abbott Towers, a stone’s throw from the highway. 

Regional transportation officials fear the community will be polarized over what to do with the elevated portion of Interstate 81 through Syracuse.  Engineers just got the green light to spend the next few months conducting an environmental impact review of the various options, and narrow them down to one or two.


Brace yourselves downtown commuters- the orange barrels and cones are coming back as bridge deck replacements are set to begin on Interstate-81 Friday at 6 p.m.  

Central New Yorkers will get another opportunity to add their opinions to the debate over the future of Interstate 81 Tuesday.