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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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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In early 2017 , the Town of Fabius passed a resolution memorializing the need to maintain the existing alignment of Interstate 81 through Syracuse. The resolution states: “For the last 50 years, Interstate 81 has served as a vital backbone for the economy of central New York, connecting commuters, businesses, tourists, visitors, and through travelers […]

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In January, 2017 the Town Board of the Town of Onondaga passed a resolution regarding the need to maintain the existing alignment of Interstate 81 through the city of Syracuse. The resolution states, “although there are a variety of ways to deal with I-81’s aging infrastructure, the existing ‘Interstate’ function and design must be preserved, […]

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New Poll: Large Majority of City and County Residents Oppose Boulevard or “Community Grid”

Save81.org recently commissioned an independent poll on the future of Interstate 81. By a wide margin, Onondaga County residents favor keeping Interstate 81 as an interstate highway rather than replacing it with a boulevard or “community grid” through the City of Syracuse.  Public Policy Polling conducted the poll of 1,138 voters on November 28th and […]

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Contact Information for CNY Elected Officials

The future of I-81 presents one of the greatest planning decisions of our time. It will affect property values, and the health, safety and economic vitality of Central New York forever. Please help to support Save81’s cause by contacting the various elected officials listed below with the following messaging: “I object to any plan to […]

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Rep. John Katko talks to U.S. transportation secretary about central NY infrastructure, I-81 project

  Article originally published here. U.S. Rep. John Katko highlighted the importance of the Interstate 81 project in Syracuse during a call Wednesday with the country’s top transportation official. Katko, R-Camillus, talked to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx about the I-81 project and other central New York infrastructure needs. He also committed to supporting a long-term highway […]

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Rep. John Katko talks I-81 with central New York tourism industry leaders

Article originally published here.  SYRACUSE | For more than an hour Wednesday afternoon, business leaders and tourism industry officials from throughout central New York had the ear of their congressman. U.S. Rep. John Katko headlined a travel and tourism roundtable at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse. Attendees included Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon, Cayuga […]

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I-81 Project: Projected vs. Actual Timeline

Overview On August 26, 2013, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register to begin an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Process on the I-81 viaduct. The notice outlined the role of the agencies and their intent to prepare the Environmental […]

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