Second I-81 community meeting being held Wednesday night at Fowler High School

Future of 81

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — You’ll have another chance on Wednesday night to weigh in with your opinion of the Interstate 81 viaduct project. The second community meeting will be held at Fowler High School.

Tuesday night was the first in a series of community meetings as neighbors got the chance to learn more about what would be done to the viaduct. For many, this was their first opportunity to learn about the proposed community grid option.

Among those in attendance was Republican State Senator Bob Antonacci. It was his first chance to get to one of these meetings since the session in Albany ended and he wants people to know that their input should and will be heard by project leaders.

“The bottom line is about what does everybody else think? And then the DOT needs to listen. I mean, if the groundswell is one way or another, then hopefully those voices will be heard. But now’s the time to get involved, because this is not a done deal. The DOT is still looking for comments, the DOT is still evaluating this, it hasn’t been sent to the federal government to my knowledge, they’re still in the gathering phase, so get involved!” Antonacci said.

Wednesday night’s meeting runs from 6 to 8 p.m.

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I-81 Resources: 

View the full New York State Department of Transportation DEIS report here. 

Click here for full renderings of the proposed community grid.

If you want to weigh in on the report, you can write comments to:

Mark Frechette, PE, Project Director

New York State Department of Transportation, Region 3

333 East Washington Street

Syracuse, NY 13202

You can email comments to

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