Onondaga County constructs new entrance to State Fair

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Onondaga County is making over Bridge Street along the New York State Fairgrounds all the way into the Village of Solvay.

The first piece of the project is a brand new entrance to the Fairgrounds as part of its Bridge Street and Milton Avenue Streetscape project.

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says, “If you tried to walk in Gate 12, it was really designed for cars and you were a fish out of water.  This is designed in a way that is really going to encourage people to use this Western suburb.”

Same goes for the promenade and overlook planned for all of Bridge Street.

“This is what connects the Village of Solvay with everything else that’s been happening here with the investment in the State Fairgrounds and the Amphitheater and the brand new County Park that we’ve built on this side of Onondaga Lake.” Mahoney tells NewsChannel 9.

Crews have put a layer of blacktop on part of Milton Ave in Solvay as essentially a band aid to smooth it out.

This project calls for the County to go back in a couple months and dig down into the substructure to thoroughly fix what is rated by its engineers as one of the County’s worst roads.

“What’s in it for me, well what’s in it for you is a region that’s thriving and every piece is important to that.”  Mahoney adds.

The overall project will be done in phases with completion slated for the end of 2018.

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