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The Trucking Association of New York has joined Save 81! Click here to read more.
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Independent I-81 project study shows ‘many negatives’ of community grid. Click here to read more.
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Three cases for maintaining I-81

Why not Central New York? New Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon is asking just that as the debate over how to address Interstate 81 continues and the federal government’s role in the process remains as important as ever. “The (federal) money’s going to get spent on federal infrastructure somewhere. Why not have it done here?” County […]

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Save 81 members spread the word about community grid pitfalls

What’s the cost of replacing Interstate 81 with city streets? A more expensive gallon of gas, according to Steve Erwin, the Central Region vice chair of the Trucking Association of New York. Erwin, who foresees longer or more dangerous trips for trucks if I-81 in Syracuse is demolished, predicted during a radio interview Monday that […]

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Save 81 gains momentum in August

August is prime time for summer vacations, but even if you’ve been away, it has been hard to miss all that is going on with conversation about how to rebuild Interstate 81 in Syracuse. Simply put, we’re seeing momentum for rebuilding this important highway so it continues to serve all of Central New York and beyond: Gloria […]

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Transportation Officials Ignore Consensus Amongst Central New York by Removing Tunnel Alternative

SYRACUSE, NY – In response to the Department of Transportation’s announcement today that the (Access Syracuse) tunnel plan will not be one of the Interstate 81 options included in the draft environmental impact statement, Save81.org stated: “On the day that New York State announces a plan to spend 200 Billion dollars on roads, tunnels and bridges elsewhere […]

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Putting Syracuse to Work During the I-81 Project

Save81.org is a diverse coalition of concerned citizens, elected officials, employers, unions, and community groups. We are continuously seeking ways to support and better our community. In light of making decisions for the betterment of Syracuse and its residents, we are wholeheartedly supporting the call for the NYSDOT to apply for Special Experimental Project No. […]

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Poll Results from Assemblywoman Pam Hunter

Note: Published on February 1, 2016 When it comes to the future of Interstate 81, newly released poll results from Assemblywoman Pam Hunter’s recent campaign shows high levels of continued support from Central New York residents and business owners to maintain the highway’s current path through the region. These results remain consistent with surveys completed in both 2014 […]

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Save 81 Update — August 2015

Please click the link below to read our comprehensive update complete with previous DOT submissions. Save 81 — August Update

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Press Release (2/27/15)

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2015 Contact: (315) 313-5765, press@save81.org SAVE81.ORG COMMENDS CHAIRMAN MCMAHON FOR CALLING ON THE DOT TO STUDY ACCESS SYRACUSE Hybrid Plan Could Be Compromise Solution Central New York Needs SYRACUSE, NY—In response to Chairman McMahon’s press conference today, Save81.org stated: “We commend Chairman McMahon’s call for the DOT to further study […]

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Rep. Katko Will Be An Important Voice On I-81

Save81.org would like to say congratulations to Rep. John Katko on being sworn in this month as a member of the 114th Congress, where he will undoubtedly serve as a strong advocate for our region in Washington, D.C. And as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Katko will be a critical voice […]

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Public Scoping Meeting: November 13

What: The Public Scoping Meeting for the scoping phase of the I-81 project. The NYSDOT will seek input from the public on what issues should be considered. All verbal and written contributions will be recorded and become part of the official I-81 project record. When: Wednesday, November 13, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: The Oncenter (800 South […]

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