Virtual meeting Tuesday, in-person hearing Wednesday kick off many chances to submit I-81 comments

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The first of many public meetings about the New York State Department of Transportation’s plans for I-81 happened virtually on Tuesday and in-person Wednesday.

The hearings are part of the public comment period that runs until September.

In July, the State DOT released an updated plan to remove the I-81 viaduct through Downtown Syracuse, rerouting interstate traffic to I-481 and bolstering city streets with improved flow and new options.

A full list of remaining public meetings can be found below.

  • August 24: Lincoln Middle School, 1613 James Street, Syracuse
  • August 25: Fowler High School, 227 Magnolia Street, Syracuse
  • August 26: HW Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse
  • August 31: Grimshaw Elementary School, 5957 Route 20, Lafayette
  • September 1: Chestnut Hill Middle School, 204 Saslon Park Drive, Liverpool
  • September 8: Mott Road Elementary School, 7173 Mott Road, Fayetteville
  • September 9: Dr. King Elementary School, 416 E. Raynor Avenue, Syracuse
  • September 13: Cicero-North Syracuse High School, 6002 Route 31, Cicero

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