Commends Central New York Area Labor Federation for Saying “No” to a Boulevard

Labor Federation Adopted Building And Construction Trades Council’s Resolution Opposing Boulevard Plan For I-81 In Downtown Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In response to the Central New York Area Labor Federation’s opposition to the Boulevard Plan for I-81, member Mark Nicotra, Town Supervisor of Salina, stated:

“The Labor Federation’s opposition to a boulevard further underscores the disastrous effect this plan could have for area workers,” said’s Mark Nicotra, Town Supervisor of Salina. “I-81’s Interstate Highway designation through the city plays a significant role in our region’s economy that cannot be overstated. We look forward to working with the Labor Federation and its members to ensure that state officials focus on proposals for I-81 that allow local businesses to thrive and encourage job creation.” opposes the boulevard plan being considered by state officials to deal with the aging portions of I-81 in the area and believes there are multiple solutions that should be considered instead, including a tunnel, depressed roadway, a new bridge, a rebuilt elevated highway, or an idea that has yet to be proposed.

About is a diverse coalition of concerned residents, elected officials, employers, union members, and community groups that have come together as officials in Albany determine how to deal with the aging portions of I-81 in our area. opposes a plan being considered to replace I-81 in Downtown Syracuse with a boulevard that would divert Interstate traffic away from the City and leave traffic congestion and air pollution in its place.

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