Lane Reduction, Crossover, and Ramp Closures on Interstate 81 and 481 in the Town of Cicero, Onondaga County

The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that Interstate 81 will be reduced to two lanes of traffic in each direction with northbound traffic being crossed over to southbound lanes between just south of the I-81/I-481 interchange and the South Bay Road bridge, in the Town of Cicero, Onondaga County, beginning on or about Monday, April 15, at 9 a.m.  

Additionally, beginning on or about Monday, April 15, at 9 a.m., the following ramps at the northern interchange of I-81/I-481 in the Town of Cicero, Onondaga County, will be closed to traffic.

  • Exit 9S (I-81 southbound) entrance ramp from I-481 northbound to I-81 southbound.
  • Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour to Exit 10 (Route 11 Circle Drive North Syracuse), to eastbound on East Circle Drive, to southbound on Frontage Road, to southbound on South Bay Road, to westbound on Bear Road, to State Route 481 southbound, to I-81 southbound.  
  • Exit 9N (I-81 northbound) entrance ramp from I-481 southbound to I-81 northbound.
  • Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour to Exit 8 (Northern Boulevard), to eastbound on Northern Boulevard, to I-481 northbound, to Exit 9N (I-81 northbound).  


The lane reduction, crossover, and ramp closures are necessary to facilitate a culvert replacement as part of the ongoing I-81 Viaduct Project and are expected to last until late October, weather permitting.

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers. 

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For up-to-date information, call 511, visit www.511.org , or the mobile site at m.511ny.org.

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Lane Closures Planned for Manlius Center Road and Route 5/92 in the Town of DeWitt, Onondaga County

The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of traffic pattern changes related to the I-81 Viaduct Project.

Manlius Center Road, in the Town of DeWitt, Onondaga County, will be reduced to a single lane with alternating flows of traffic controlled by flaggers between Wilbur Road and Drott Drive, beginning Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 5, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The lane closures continue Tuesday, April 9 between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., and from Wednesday, April 10 through Friday, April 12 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The closure is necessary to facilitate the partial demolition of the I-481 southbound bridge over Manlius Center Road.

Route 5/92, in the Town of DeWitt, Onondaga County, will also be reduced to a single lane eastbound and westbound between Erie Blvd East and Maple Drive, beginning Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 5, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The closure is necessary to facilitate test pits for the purpose of utility location.

Construction activities are weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

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Lane Crossover on Interstate 481 in the Town of DeWitt, Onondaga County

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that Interstate 481 southbound traffic will be crossed over to northbound lanes between south of the bridge over the CSX railyard and Exit 4 (I-690 West) in the Town of DeWitt, Onondaga County, beginning Monday, March 25, at 9 a.m. The crossover is necessary to facilitate the expansion of the bridge over Manlius Center Road as part of the I-81 Viaduct project and is expected to be in place through the end of November.

Construction activities are weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For up-to-date information, call 511, visit www.511.org, or the mobile site at m.511ny.org.

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Lane Closure Planned for Interstate 481 Northbound in the Town of DeWitt, Onondaga County

The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that a one-mile stretch of Interstate 481 northbound between Exit 1 (Rock Cut Road) and Exit 2 (Jamesville Road) in the Town of DeWitt, Onondaga County, will be reduced to one lane beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 27. The closure is necessary to facilitate the construction of a noise barrier that is part of the Interstate 81 Viaduct Project and is expected to continue through Friday, June 28, 2024.

Construction activities are weather dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers.

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

For up-to-date information call 511 or visit 511NY.org.

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Overnight Closure of Interstate 81 Northbound at Exit 16A in the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County

The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that Interstate 81 northbound will be closed to traffic between Exit 16A and the interchange with Interstate 481 southbound in the City of Syracuse from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weeknights beginning Monday, February 19, through Friday, March 1. The closure is necessary to facilitate the demolition of the flyover ramp connecting I-81 southbound to I-481 northbound, which is being undertaken as part of the Interstate 81 Viaduct Project.

Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour at Exit 16A that directs traffic to I-481 north, to Exit 1 (Brighton Ave Rock Cut Rd), to west on Rock Cut Road, to north on Brighton Avenue, to I-81 northbound.

Construction activities are weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers. 

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For up-to-date information, call 511, visit www.511.org , or the mobile site at m.511ny.org.

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Lane Closure Planned for East Seneca Turnpike in the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County

The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of a traffic pattern change related to the I-81 Viaduct Project. East Seneca Turnpike, in the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, will be reduced to a single lane with alternating flows of traffic controlled by flaggers in the vicinity of the Interstate 81 bridges, beginning Wednesday, February 14, through Friday, February 16, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The closure is necessary to facilitate the partial demolition of the I-81 southbound bridge over East Seneca Turnpike (also known as State Route 173).

Motorists should anticipate travel delays and build extra travel time into their schedules. Construction activities are weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For up-to-date information, call 511, visit www.511.org , or the mobile site at m.511ny.org.

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Lane Closure Planned for East Seneca Turnpike in the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County

The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of a traffic pattern change related to the I-81 Viaduct Project. East Seneca Turnpike, in the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, will be reduced to a single lane in the vicinity of the Interstate 81 bridges over East Seneca Turnpike, beginning Monday, February 5, through Friday, February 9, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The closure is necessary to facilitate the partial demolition of the I-81 southbound bridge over East Seneca Turnpike (also known as State Route 173).

East Seneca Turnpike will be reduced to a single lane with alternating flows of traffic controlled by flaggers for the duration of the work.

Motorists should anticipate travel delays and build extra travel time into their schedules. Construction activities are weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For up-to-date information, call 511, visit www.511.org , or the mobile site at m.511ny.org.

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Lane Closure Planned for I-81 Northbound in the City of Syracuse

Lane Closure Planned for I-81 Northbound in the City of Syracuse

The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that on or about Wednesday, December 13, at 9 a.m., Interstate 81 northbound will be reduced to a single lane between Exit 16A (Interstate 481 North DeWitt) and just north of the East Glen Avenue Bridge in the City of Syracuse, weather permitting. The lane reduction is necessary to facilitate the construction of a new bridge south of existing East Glen Avenue and will remain in place until the highway is redesignated as the new Business Loop 81 at the end of 2024. Signs will be in place alerting motorists of the lane closure.

Additionally, a newly reconstructed Exit 16A will also open to traffic on or about Wednesday, December 13, at 9 a.m., providing a two-lane connection from I-81 northbound to I-481 northbound.

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers. 

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

I-81 Northbound to Close During Overnight Hours Between Exits 16A & 17 in the City of Syracuse

The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that Interstate 81 northbound will be closed to traffic between Exit 16A (I-481 North DeWitt) and Exit 17 (S Salina St Brighton Ave) in the City of Syracuse from 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, through 6 a.m. Thursday, December 14, to facilitate the removal of a pier from the former bridge connecting Interstate 481 southbound to I-81 southbound. 

The demolition of the bridge is related the I-81 Viaduct Project. All construction activities are weather dependent.

A signed detour will be in place directing traffic traveling northbound on I-81 to exit 16A (I-481 North DeWitt), to exit 1 (Brighton Ave Rock Cut Rd), to west on Rock Cut Road, to north on Brighton Avenue, to I-81 northbound.

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers. 

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For up-to-date information, call 511, visit www.511.org , or the mobile site at m.511ny.org.

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Closure of Exit 29N on I-81 Northbound In the Town of Cicero

The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that Exit 29N (481 North Oswego) on Interstate 81 northbound will be closed on Wednesday, December 13, from 10 a.m. through 12 p.m. to facilitate road maintenance, weather permitting.

 

Motorists should follow the posted detour directing traffic to Exit 30 (Cicero Brighton), to State Route 31, to I-81 southbound, to Exit 29N.

 

Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers. 

 

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

 

For up-to-date information, call 511, visit www.511.org , or the mobile site at m.511ny.org.

 

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Ramp Closure: I-481 Southbound to I-81 Southbound

 

I481 SB to I81 SB Ramp Closure

Effective Monday, September 25, around 9 a.m. the ramp from Interstate 481 southbound to Interstate 81 southbound in the City of Syracuse will close and reopen in the spring of 2025 as the re-designated I-81 southbound.
 
The closure is necessary to begin preparations for a newly constructed interchange that will convert I-481 into I-81 and create future Business Loop 81.   
 
Message boards posted on I-481 southbound will direct detoured traffic to I-81 northbound at exit 17 (South Salina Street and Brighton Avenue). Detour signs will direct motorist to make a left onto East Calthrop Avenue and another left onto the entrance ramp of I-81 southbound.
 
Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers. 
 
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

Ramp Closure: I-81 Southbound to I-481 Northbound

 


The Interstate 81 southbound ramp at exit 16A, which provides access to Interstate 481 north, will close to traffic beginning around 9 a.m. on Monday, September 11, with the newly-aligned ramp expected to open in the spring of 2025. 
 
The closure is necessary to begin preparations for a newly constructed interchange that will connect future Business Loop 81 southbound to the re-designated I-81 northbound.
 
Message boards posted on I-81 southbound will direct detoured traffic to exit 17 (South State and Salina Streets and Brighton Avenue) prior to the closed exit ramp. Detour signs will direct traffic from South State Street to Brighton Avenue and then to Rock Cut Road and I-481 northbound.
 

I81 SB to I481 NB Ramp Closure


Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers. 
 
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.