Construction work resurfacing I-81 to start in Onondaga County

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Pavement rehabilitation has begun on Interstate 81 in Central New York.

The $8 million project will encompass both north and south bound lanes, from Route 20 in the Town of Lafayette to the I-481 interchange in the City of Syracuse, a stretch of 7.2 miles.

This project is a continuation of the comprehensive I-81 paving project that began in Cortland County in 2016.

Pavement joints will once again be reconstructed before the entire road is milled and paved and all on/off ramps within the project limits will be addressed.  

Work is expected to be completed by the end of November.

Drivers should expect daily and overnight weekday lane closures that extend for several miles, with only one lane available in each direction. Some weekend work should be anticipated as well.

Work will be suspended on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, and on the July 4th holiday.

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