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City Infrastructure
2:29 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Syracuse City Councilors Approve Upgrades to Road, Water Infrastructure

The limestone arches of the W. Genesee St. bridge over Onondaga Creek date back to the 1800's.
Credit 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. 

City engineer Mary Robison says the appearance of the bridge won't be altered.
   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.
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Save the Rain
6:56 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

"Save the Rain" Proposals Tabled...For Now

Save the Rain project on Westcott Street
Credit Save the Rain

Onondaga County lawmakers are holding off for now on funding any new “Save the Rain” projects.  The Ways and Means Committee met today to discuss plans for $2 million worth of ‘installation and infiltration’ projects—or INI’s—to manage rainfall in suburban communities. 

Legislator Casey Jordan says the projects sound promising, but he wants to know what it will cost the County to collect each gallon of rainwater.

 

 

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