State Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) will held a press conference n Friday in Syracuse, near the OnCenter, to encourage citizen involvement in the decision-making process regarding the future of I-81. Various community members, business leaders and other legislative leaders will join Senator DeFrancisco at today’s event.
The elevated section of I-81 that runs through the City of
The I-81 Challenge was formed by two entities, the
The NYSDOT and the SMTC will host a public meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the OnCenter Ballroom. Attendees will be able to learn more about the strategies for the Interstate and to provide their input. For more information on the meeting, you can visit www.senatordefrancisco.org or www.thei81challenge.org/meeting.
“Interstate 81 is a vital freeway that runs through the heart of
“As a business owner, it is critical that I understand where my customers come from and how they arrive at my place of business,” said Ramada Syracuse Owner Tony Mangano. “Interstate 81 is my ‘
Skaneateles Town Supervisor Terri Roney added, “If the elevated part of Rte. 81 is removed and replaced with a boulevard, the unintended consequences will be increased truck and commercial traffic on the roads in our community. This could have the potential to negatively impact the quality of Skaneateles Lake, our primary drinking source for the town and village and the City of
“I hope people will take the opportunity to attend next week’s public meeting on I-81, so they can help drive the decision on the future of this vital corridor,” conclded Senator DeFrancisco.