I-81 Viaduct Project Contracts
NYSDOT continues to move forward with preparations for the start of the I-81 Viaduct project. Here you will find contract and phasing information as the project advances. While procedural in nature, this information is important to continue towards advancing this project to groundbreaking in 2022.
I-81 Viaduct Project - Phase 1, Contract 1
Contract 1 is the first of eight contracts in the $2.25 billion project. The design-build contract focuses on constructing the northern interchange of Business Loop 81 (BL 81) and Interstate 81 (I-81) and reconstructing the new section of I-81 (former I-481) between Kirkville Road and the New York State Thruway (I-90).
The I-81 Viaduct Project Contract 1 will reconstruct the section of I-81 at the interchange of I-481 to BL 81 and convert I-481 to the new I-81 between Kirkville Road and the northern I-81/I-481 Interchange.
I-81 Viaduct Project - Phase 1, Contract 2
I-81 Viaduct Project - Phase 1, Contract 3
Contract 3 will begin the reconstruction of I-81 in Syracuse's Inner Harbor to start the transformation into Business Loop 81. This contract will reconstruct and realign the Bear, Court, and Spencer Street bridges. It will reconstruct Bear and North Clinton Street, which will improve pedestrian safety.