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Window for I-81 comments quickly closing

Thursday was the final meeting for public questions but comments can still be submitted

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - The final scheduled public meetings on the future of I-81 through Syracuse were Thursday.

The elevated portion of the highway will end its useful life by the end 2017 -- so final plans have to be in place soon.

Project director Mark Frechette says they're trying to collect all the ideas the public has and incorporate them into the final decisions for the project – there are six ideas remain on the table.

“Potential environmental impacts; the impacts to property owners, the transportation issues associated with those,” said Frechette. “We'll really be getting into more detail in the next phase in the preliminary design phases.”

The public has until September 2 to send in questions or concerns. Forms are available at the former Carnegie Library on Montgomery Street.

You can also submit forms online through the project website by clicking here.

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