Monthly Archives: September 2013

         The Trucking Association of New York has joined Save 81! Click here to read more.

        Gov. Cuomo orders the study of a tunnel in DEIS process. Click here to read more.

Independent I-81 project study shows ‘many negatives’ of community grid. Click here to read more.
Putting Syracuse to Work During the I-81 Project: Click here to read more.

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As New Round of I-81 Forums Begins, More Than 2,500 Residents Have Said “No” to a Boulevard in Syracuse

Thousands Of Area Residents Have Now Signed’s Petition In Support Of Saving I-81 And Opposing A Boulevard In Downtown Syracuse SYRACUSE, N.Y. – As the next round of Interstate 81 community forums kicks off Wednesday, more than 2,500 area residents have now signed’s petition in support of preserving I-81’s designation as an Interstate […]

 Full Story Applauds Labor Council’s Resolution Opposing Boulevard Plan For I-81

Building & Construction Trades Council’s Resolution Highlights Serious Concerns About Boulevard’s Potential Economic Consequences For The Region                                                         SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Central and Northern New York Building & […]

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Save81.Org Responds to County Executive Joanie Mahoney’s Comments on I-81’s Future

State Officials Must Think Big And Evaluate All Options To Determine I-81 Solution  SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In response to Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney’s comments today regarding the future of Interstate 81 in the region, stated: “Joanie Mahoney is absolutely right. The state must thoroughly evaluate all options, regardless of cost, when it comes […]

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I-81 Public Meeting: September 25

What: The first in a series of neighborhood meetings sponsored by state and local officials seeking public input regarding the future of Interstate 81. When: 4 p.m. Wednesday September 25 Where: Toomey Abbott Towers (1207 Almond Street Syracuse, NY 13202) Additional Information: Onondaga County Legislator Monica Williams said members from the New York Department of Transportation […]

 Full Story Responds to CenterState CEO President’s Comments on the Future of I-81

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2013 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In response to CenterState CEO President Robert M. Simpson’s commentary today regarding the future of Interstate 81, stated: “Mr. Simpson hits the nail on the head when he says the I-81 project will transform the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. wants this transformation […]

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Stuck in I-81 Traffic?

This week, a new round of repairs will close a portion of southbound I-81 in Syracuse – right on the heels of recent I-81 closures that created a traffic mess. If traffic is this bad now due to I-81 closures, think of the nightmare a boulevard would cause for residents. Have you been stuck in […]

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Memos Reveal Serious Concerns Over Boulevard Plan

Last week, YNN’s Bill Carey reported that letters and emails from Federal Highway Administration officials revealed major concerns over the state’s focus on replacing I-81 in Downtown Syracuse with a boulevard – including a warning that a boulevard posed “the potential of rerouting 88 percent of the existing I-81 traffic onto the city street network.” As […]

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