Monthly Archives: August 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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Save81.Org Applauds Auburn City Council’s Resolution to Save I-81 in Syracuse

For Immediate Release: August 16, 2013 Contact: Mark Nicotra, (315) 313-5765, [email protected] Group encourages area residents to sign petition           AUBURN, N.Y. — In a unanimous August 15 vote, the Auburn City Council became the latest locality to pass a resolution urging state officials to choose a plan for dealing with […]

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Making The Save81.Org Position Clear

As a group of concerned citizens that is just entering the Interstate 81 discussion, it’s understandable that some in the community may not be exactly clear on where we stand. For example, in an editorial yesterday morning, The Post-Standard suggests that is only interested in preserving the Interstate 81 elevated highway running through Downtown […]

 Full Story Responds to SMTC Vote Moving I-81 Project into Next Phase

On Monday, the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council unanimously approved spending $32 million to move the Interstate 81 rehabilitation project into the next phase. As The Post-Standard noted, SMTC’s vote allows the state Department of Transportation “to hire Parsons Transportation Group to execute the next step: soliciting more ideas from the public, narrowing down options, analyzing the […]

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Community Overwhelmingly Responds to Petition

For Immediate Release: August 5, 2013 Contact: Mark Nicotra, (315) 313-5765, [email protected] Just Days After Group’s Launch, More Than 1,000 Area Residents Sign Petition In Support Of Saving I-81 And Opposing A Boulevard SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Just days after the August 1 launch of, more than 1,000 residents from throughout Central New York have signed the group’s online petition […]

 Full Story Holds Press Conference

Ann Marie Taliercio, president of UNITE HERE 150, speaks at the launch of on August 1st at the Inns at Armory Square.  Ann Marie spoke on behalf of the hospital and hotel workers who rely on Interstate 81’s current alignment every day. Click to read event Press Release.

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Press Release: Group Forms To Save Interstate 81 in Syracuse

A diverse coalition of residents, elected officials, employers, union members and community groups dedicated to preserving and enhancing I-81 in Central New York join forces to form SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Today, a diverse collection of concerned citizens, elected officials, employers, unions and community groups announced the formation of, an advocacy group committed to […]

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