Syracuse, N.Y. – The State department of Transportation has completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Interstate 81 project. The following is the link to the large document explaning why the Community Grid is the best option going forward. Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Interstate 81 project
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh on the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Interstate 81 project
“I am very glad that the DEIS is out, and I’m pleased that it identifies the Community Grid as the preferred alternative. The DEIS is the most comprehensive source for the facts and data our community needs to evaluate the project. My team and I will be closely reviewing the report in the days and weeks ahead, and the City will participate actively in the public engagement process to ensure that the needs and concerns of the people of the City of Syracuse and the entire region are considered by DOT. The more people engage, the better the outcome will be.”
A Statement from Onondaga County Regarding the Recently Released DEIS Report from New York State D.O.T.
“We are happy that the DEIS report has been released by New York State DOT. The County Executive is currently reviewing the information and will receive a formal and detailed briefing tomorrow morning. As the County Executive has said repeatedly, this is a decision that will have impacts across the County and region and it is critical that appropriate mitigation measures are also taken to minimize any potential negative impacts. We cannot allow a single decision to halt the momentum our community is experiencing.”