Who said transportation was boring?

When I-81 was built, it was designed to cut through the center of Syracuse. That decision wiped out neighborhoods and split the city in half dividing the university area from downtown. And no one thought to ask the people.

Now, 50 years later, the bridges are deteriorating and something must be done. And this time they are asking the people.

In May of this year more than 900 people showed up at meetings and participated in online forums to discuss the future of the interstate through the city. Some want to see it torn down, some want it repaired, and some have some really “out of the box” ideas.

Want to read some of the ideas? Go to this morning’s Post-Standard story and there are links to the public comments along with maps and drawings made by some of the participants.

There will be more public hearings this winter.

Jan

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