NYSDOT has launched the project website, www.i81opportunities.org. The site contains information about the project, public meeting schedules, and links to provide comments.
To provide written comments about the I-81 Viaduct project, please email them through the project website or to i81Opportunities@dot.ny.gov, or mail them to the I-81 Viaduct Project, New York State Department of Transportation, 333 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.
Scoping is an early phase of the environmental review process required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), for major highway improvement projects. During the scoping phase, FHWA and NYSDOT will disseminate information about the project to the public and involved agencies and solicit comments on the factors that should be considered as part of an Environmental Impact Statement. Ultimately, the environmental review will determine a preferred alternative for the I-81 Viaduct project and any potential benefits and impacts to the social, economic, and environmental features of Greater Syracuse.