Contract 1 - Northern Interchange

Contract 1 - Northern Interchange

Contract 1 is the first of eight contracts in the $2.25 billion project. It was awarded to Salt City Constructors, LLC as a design-build contract that will focus on constructing the northern interchange of Business Loop 81 (BL 81) and Interstate 81 (I-81) and reconstructing the new section of I-81 (formerly I-481) between Kirkville Road and the New York State Thruway (I-90). 


The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Reconstruction of the existing I-81/I-481 northern interchange 
  • Widening of BL 81 (former 81) northbound and southbound within the northern interchange of I-81/I-481
  • Reconstruction and widening of the new section of I-81 (former I-481) between Interchange 8 (Northern Boulevard) to Interchange 9 (existing I-81/I-481/NY Route 481 interchange)
  • Construction of a third northbound (auxiliary) lane between Kirkville Road (Interchange 5 northbound on-ramp) and I-90 (Interchange 6 northbound off-ramp)


Salt City Constructors, LLC is comprised of three separate contractors consisting of Lancaster Development and Tully Construction Co., LLC dba L&T Construction, D.A. Collins Construction Co., Inc. and Cold Spring Construction Co., Inc.




I-81 Contract 1 Open House Renderings

Revisit the display boards shown at the project’s Contract 1 Open House and subsequent neighborhood and community meetings. These renderings are conceptual and may change as the project advances. 

Contract 1 Documents