Congressman Katko Announces I-81 Town Hall Meetings


Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced details for two upcoming town hall meetings he is hosting focused on the future of Interstate 81.

“Our community has a once-in-a-generation decision before us as we look to the future of Interstate 81.   This decision impacts not only the City of Syracuse, but the towns and villages that surround it and rely on I-81,” said Rep. John Katko.  “I  have always stated I will stand firmly behind the decision of our community and support it on the federal level.  That’s why I’m looking forward to engaging with folks throughout Central New York in a series of open town hall meetings focused on this important issue.”

Details are as follows:

Monday, February 4

City of Auburn

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Community Room at Cayuga Community College
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, New York 13021

This discussion will be moderated by Steve Lynch, Cayuga County Director of Planning & Economic Development.


Saturday, February 9

Town of DeWitt

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: DeWitt Town Hall, Court Room
5400 Butternut Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057

This discussion will be moderated by Town of Dewitt Councilor Kerry Mannion.

Representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration have been invited to attend.

In addition to the events next week in Auburn and Dewitt, Rep. Katko plans to announce details on additional town hall meetings focused on the future of I-81 later this month, to be held in Salina and the City of Syracuse.

The events are free and open to the public.  Time will be allotted for questions.