road work

Scott Willis / WAER News

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.    The limestone arch structure dates back to the 1800’s, so city engineer Mary Robison  says the state’s historic preservation office is involved. 

   Robison says the bridge needs mortar repairs and other work, but is otherwise structurally sound considering its age.  She says none of the bridges slated for repair are considered unsafe.
view of the middle of a street, bounded by buildings, with orange construction cones and signs in the middle
Scott Willis / WAER News

Since the first big thaw swept through the Syracuse area, you've probably noticed the big orange signs for detours and construction.Road construction season is well underway in an around Syracuse, and the city is trying to make navigating the streets a little more bearable. City Hall has launched a new website to inform residents and commuters about delays and detours caused by road work.