"I-81" Tagged Articles

Central New York, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Poverty, Public Safety, Syracuse, Transportation

I-81 Plans Bring New Concerns About Exposure to Lead

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Click play to hear why a local lead task force member is worried about more than just old housing. Audio Transcript: Maier – Lead on Syracuse’s Bridges By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Plans to renovate Interstate Route 81 have been the topic of conversation for over six months now. But local safety activists have […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Transportation

I-81 Plan Could Demolish Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —M. John Kuppermann and his business, Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply, are still waiting to find out the future of the business and its building. After having 16 options on what to do with an old I-81, only two possible plans remain for the highway. The choices are to […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, Transportation

DeWitt voices traffic concerns with fixing I-81

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By Brianna Adams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The future of Interstate 81 is still in the decision process after the issue started in 2013. The Town of DeWitt held a public hearing at Jamesville-DeWitt High School to educate residents on the options to fix the highway. In 2013, the Department of Transportation began planning alternatives to save […]

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Business, Central New York, Community

Rebuilding the I-81 Viaduct Will Demolish The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center

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By Rebekah Castor Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The state Department of Transportation’s (DOT) decision on the fate of I-81 will positively affect certain business, while leaving others to actual dust. The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center downtown will be one of the buildings set for demolition if the state decides to rebuild a wider viaduct. […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Government

Open House for I-81 Shows Citizens New Alternatives

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By Jeff Slawson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Department of Transportation held an open house for Syracuse Citizens on October 6th to showcase the final two plans for fixing I-81. I-81, specifically the section between Colvin and Spencer Street, has been plagued with construction problems in the last few years as it’s useful life expires […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Transportation

NY DOT Asks Syracuse Community For Input On I-81’s Replacement Options

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Tuesday night marked the first of six neighborhood meetings scheduled to discuss the remaining options for reconstructing I-81. Gene Cilento, the Public Information Officer for the DOT’s Syracuse office, said the number of alternatives was reduced from 16 to two “through a lot of community input and engineering […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government, Transportation

NYDOT: I-81 Project Environmental Impact Report Not Coming Anytime Soon

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By Matthew Reil SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Cars may go fast on I-81 but, according to Gary Holmes, spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation (DOT), the I-81 project environmental review process is not. Holmes said Thursday that officials will not have the project’s environmental report out by the end of the year. “Certainly not with […]

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Transportation

Matt Driscoll said Central New York can expect some changes to Public Transportation.

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By Morgan DeChalus, SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News)– Syracuse can expect a lot of changes in public transportation in the next few years. Department of Transportation Commissioner Matt Driscoll addressed bringing Central New York into the 21st century regarding transportation at Drumlin’s Thursday Morning Roundtable. The people who attended asked questions about the future of public transportation. […]

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Central New York, Government, Transportation

County Legislature votes for I-81 project

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By Keith Zubrow, Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Legislature passed a formal resolution Tuesday (13-2) to rebuild Interstate 81 that runs through Syracuse. The resolution supports either a combination of a tunnel and street-level boulevard, a depressed highway and street-level boulevard or a combination of a viaduct and street-level boulevard. The New […]

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I-81 Redesigns in the Works

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By Ryan Johnson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Central to the infrastructure of the city of Syracuse, I-81 is often the subject of debate over highway redesign because of its importance to moving traffic within and through the city. In 2017, the highway will have outlived its useful life, prompting city officials to discuss updating […]

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