Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Central New Yorkers will have their second opportunity of the week to discuss a project that will one day revamp the stretch of I-81 that passes through the city of Syracuse. Many city residents expressed frustration upon leaving
the meeting at Doctor Weeks Elementary School on Tuesday night.
Syracuse Common Council President Van Robinson noted the I-81 debate impacts city residents in particular.
"For the past 50 some-odd years, Syracuse has had to bear the brunt of all the negatives of I-81 and enjoyed very few of the positives," said Robinson. “It is essential that Syracuse has a seat at the table."
Two of the options include rebuilding a similarly structured highway over the city, or replacing it with a street-level boulevard.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Everson.
Two more meetings are set for next week.
On Tuesday, October 29, a meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fowler High School.
On Wednesday, October 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. a meeting will be held at the Town of Dewitt Community Room in East Syracuse.