Tag Archives: I-81 Viaduct

A Closer Look Behind I-81’s Inequity

By Michael Garcia The Urban Jobs Task Force met with Le Moyne College to present on I-81’s future for the city and how the community can be involved. Deka Dancil, president of the UJTF, shared concerns over the group’s relationship with some members of the “Big Table,” assembled last August by Mayor Ben Walsh. Dancil says how all of the ... Read More »

A Share of the Jobs

Hope remains as Urban Jobs Task Force pushes for local hiring for I-81 By Michael Garcia Read More »

Study on Air Pollution in Syracuse and the I-81 Project Presented

By Marnie Muñoz Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) members presented findings from a recent student-led study on air pollution in Syracuse during a virtual GreeningUSA Green Bag Lunch session in March.  Throughout the meeting, AmeriCorp intern Terrance Valdes shared details from the group’s ongoing research on air pollution and its relationship to the Interstate 81 viaduct, identifying air quality as a ... Read More »

Running on Fumes

Drive-thru Dunkin’ would have to relocate when I-81 viaduct comes down There’s a glimmer of hope for the popular Dunkin’ double drive-thru at Almond and Water streets. But here’s the catch. Once the I-81 overpass comes down, assuming it does, the store might stand somewhere else. “They told us they can just pick it up and move it someplace else,” ... Read More »

Given the city’s less-than-stellar track record on big projects, our columnist implores residents to make their voices heard. About 800 years ago, my brother Steve and I were building a treehouse in the woods near our home when there were woods near our home. I still remember the joyful gravity of the endeavor — gravity being a concept we’ll revisit ... Read More »

Housing Authority Shares Plans for I-81 Demo

Bill Simmons, executive director of Syracuse Housing Authority, served as the special guest during a joint meeting of the Syracuse United Neighbors Southside Coalition and Southwest Action Council on Tuesday, May 9. He spoke about SHA’s own comprehensive plan in preparation for future work on the elevated portion of I-81. While the New York State Department of Transportation works to ... Read More »

I-81 Alternatives

Panelists explain their viewpoints on options for changes to highway Any question about how deeply South Side residents are interested in the future of Interstate 81 ought to have been laid to rest in April when a crowd of residents met with state and local officials offering an update over what to do with the aging roadway. “We’re here tonight ... Read More »