Overwhelming majority of Central New York municipalities formally support I-81 and oppose a community grid
Syracuse, NY—In response to the resolutions recently passed by the governing bodies of the Village of East Syracuse, Town of Skaneateles, and the Village of Minoa that formally support, or reaffirm previous support, for maintaining Interstate 81’s current route, Save 81 spokesman Mark Nicotra released the following statement:
“We strongly commend the leadership of the Village of East Syracuse, the Town of Skaneateles, and the Village of Minoa for choosing facts over fiction and sticking up for their residents. Saving Interstate 81 is critical to our collective economic strength and quality of life. The Central New York legislative delegation, dozens of municipal governments, and the concerned citizens and business owners of Save 81 are in total lockstep – a community grid would be an urban planning blunder that we would never recover from. We must maintain high-speed regional access.”
What is Save 81?
Save 81 is a diverse coalition of concerned residents, elected officials, employers, union members and community groups that have united as officials in Albany determine how to deal with the aging portions of Interstate 81 in Syracuse. Save81.org opposes a plan being considered to replace I-81 in Downtown Syracuse with a boulevard that would divert interstate traffic away from the city and leave traffic congestion and air pollution in its place.
For more information, visit Save81.org