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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I-81 Open House on June 18!

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I-81 opinions: Needs of suburban majority outweigh grid proponents (Your letters)

To the Editor: Interstate 81 serves as a vital backbone for the economy of Onondaga County, and for decades it has been an economic driver for the many towns and businesses that have grown around it. Recently, representatives of 11 hotels located along Interstate 81 sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressing our concerns about what […]

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I-81 opinions: First responders need high-speed access to downtown Syracuse (Your letters)

To the Editor: For decades, Interstate 81 has played an essential role in the safety of residents across the city of Syracuse and Onondaga County. Recently, the Lysander Public Safety Coalition, comprised of nine first responder agencies serving the northwestern region of the county, unanimously passed a resolution in support of a hybrid solution to […]

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Development potential of I-81 community grid is ‘wishful thinking’ (Your letters)

To the Editor: Once again, this newspaper and groups of developers and architects are lauding the development potential and subsequent tax income by releasing valuable land beneath the viaduct with the community grid option to replace Interstate 81 (“Developers: Growth of Syracuse, region depends on community grid,” Nov. 14, 2018, “Landscape architects group: We support […]

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I81 Opinions: Many questions remain about how grid, I-481 will handle traffic (Your Letters)

To the Editor: I am responding to the editorial board’s position that the Community Grid is the best option for the Interstate 81 viaduct replacement project. Let’s look at some details. * Thousands of people travel I-81 every day. The grid assumes that many vehicles will be offloaded onto Interstate 481. It is packed every […]

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I81 Opinions: We had community grid in 1950s, and it was slow (Your letters)

To the Editor: I was glad to read Joseph Todisco’s commentary, “Maintaining I-81 is the true investment in downtown Syracuse’s future” (Jan. 9, 2019), advocating the maintaining and improving of Interstate 81 on it’s present path through Syracuse. I’m old enough to remember Syracuse in the early 1950s, before I-81 ran through our city. We had what […]

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Save 81 Statement On Release Of Latest DEIS

Recently, the residents of Central New York were given access to the New York State Department of Transportation’s (DOT) latest Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Interstate 81 project. As we have stated throughout, it is critical that the public have ongoing access to, and be fully able to understand, the impacts of each […]

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2019 is off to a great start for Save 81!

In February, Representative John Katko is holding a series of town halls throughout Onondaga County to encourage a community discussion about the replacement of Interstate 81. The first town hall was held in the City of Auburn, and Save 81 supporters came out to show how this decision impacts not only the City of Syracuse, but every town and […]

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With I-81 decision nearing, the time to speak up is now

With Gov. Cuomo saying in November that the next step in the Interstate 81 decision-making process is coming in January, it has never been more important to make your voice heard about the need to maintain this important route. And that’s exactly what we’re hearing from our community. Ed McGuire of Syracuse recently wrote in […]

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Al Stirpe Community Survey Results: 71% Against Community Gridlock!

When it comes to public polling, it’s obvious what the residents of the Syracuse area are not in favor of to replace the I-81 viaduct. Numerous polls over the past few years have indicated, Central New York is against having a community grid run through the city of Syracuse without a path for high speed […]

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