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I-690 westbound from I-81 north to West Street closed for two weeks

A portion of I-690 over North Salina Street and the Onondaga Creek has been closed as of Friday, June 14 as crews replace the concrete bridge decks.
Updated at 5:20 p.m. on Friday, June 14

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A portion of I-690 over North Salina Street and the Onondaga Creek has been closed as of Friday, June 14 as crews replace the concrete bridge decks.

The closure began at 9 a.m. Friday and the highway is scheduled to re-open to traffic by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 28.

The New York State Department of Transportation is asking for everyone's consideration and patience as they replace the 50-year-old bridge decks.

Last year, pieces of concrete fell from the 690 bridge over North Salina Street and it was temporarily repaired. 

The current project is supposed to fix the issue permanently. 

During the period of closure, motorists should expect major delays on:
  • Westbound I-690 approaching downtown Syracuse from points east.
  • Northbound I-81 approaching Syracuse from points south.
  • Within the I-81/I-690 interchange.
  • On Seventh North and Bear Streets.
  • In general, on other east-west streets in the City of Syracuse.
The following closures/detours will be in effect during the two week construction duration:
  • Westbound I-690 will be closed to all traffic between the ramp to northbound I-81 and West Street.
  • The exit ramps to West Street and Geddes Street will not be accessible from westbound I-690.
  • The ramp from northbound I-81 to westbound I-690 will be closed.
  • The Pearl Street on-ramp to northbound I-81 will be closed.
  • The ramp from northbound West Street to westbound I-690 will remain open.
  • A detour route using city streets will be in place during portions of the work taking place on the westbound I-690 bridge over North Salina Street. The detour route is being finalized and will be made available shortly.
Posted detours:
  • For Westbound I-690 thru traffic: Westbound I-690 to northbound I-81; continue north on I-81 to Seventh North Street (Exit 25); right turn at end of ramp; right turn onto southbound I-81; continue south to Bear Street (Exit 22). Follow the service road then turn right onto Bear Street; Bear Street leads back to a ramp to westbound I-690.
  • For Westbound traffic to Geddes Street: Westbound I-690 to northbound I-81; continue north on I-81 to Seventh North Street (Exit 25); right turn at end of ramp; right turn onto southbound I-81; continue south to Bear Street (Exit 22). Follow the service road then turn right onto Bear Street; turn left onto Spencer Street; Spencer Street leads to Geddes Street.
  • For Westbound traffic to West Street: Westbound I-690 to northbound I-81; continue north on I-81 to Seventh North Street (Exit 25); right turn at end of ramp; right turn onto southbound I-81; follow signs back to West Street (Exit 20).
  • For Northbound I-81 to Westbound I-690: continue north on I-81 to Seventh North Street (Exit 25); right turn at end of ramp; right turn onto southbound I-81; continue south to Bear Street (Exit 22). Follow the service road then turn right onto Bear Street; Bear Street leads back to a ramp to westbound I-690.
  • For the Pearl Street on-ramp to northbound I-81: continue north on North State Street, turn left into the northbound slip ramp just north of Butternut Street.

More information is available on the State Department of Transportation's website.


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