Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh today announced the first phase of a $9.7 million federally funded pavement resurfacing project along Salina Street scheduled to begin on Monday, July 13. The project, administered by the City of Syracuse in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation and the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council, also consists of work that will later commence on State Street. Construction scheduled to begin on Salina Street will be from Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard to N. State Street, and the work on State Street will be from Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard to James Street.
Preparatory construction work during each project will include pavement repairs, sections of curb replacement, limited sections of sidewalk replacement and new American with Disabilities Act-compliant corners. Construction along Salina Street will continue to the end of the 2020 construction season, with the remaining work to be completed in 2021. The preliminary work that will be done on State Street will begin in the fall, with resurfacing to also be completed in 2021.
In coordination with the Salina Street reconstructions, the City of Syracuse Department of Water is planning to replace the water main in the 300-400 block of S. Salina Street, between W. Fayette and W. Onondaga Streets. That work is expected to begin later this summer. Each city project is anticipated to impact traffic significantly. Detours signs will be in place to redirect traffic to alternative routes.