Tag Archives: I-81

Past, present and future of I-81

Community gathers to discuss I-81’s impact   A community discussion, “1-81 Racial Isolation, and Economic Exclusion in Onondaga County,” organized by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) Nov. 17 brought five panelist together to discuss the past and future of the dividing overpass. Held at the Community Folk Art Center and moderated by Yusuf Abdul-Qadir from the NYCLU, the ... 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 »