What's New

From the very beginning of the Interstate 81 Viaduct Project, the Department of Transportation has been committed to a robust community engagement process with the many stakeholders impacted by this transformational undertaking. Our recent public engagement helped to generate more than 7,500 comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, an amazing demonstration of the project’s importance to the entire Central New York Region.  

Each comment will be reviewed and responded to by NYSDOT and the Federal Highway Administration, and will help inform the Final Environmental Impact Statement, which is expected to be shared with the public in early 2022. In the meantime, NYSDOT will continue to move forward with preparations and has issued a formal Letter of Intent for the first contract of the first phase of the project. While procedural in nature, the letter is an important first step toward advancing this project to groundbreaking in 2022. As always, NYSDOT will keep the public informed every step of the way as we continue our work to develop and deliver the best possible project for residents of the City of Syracuse and its surrounding communities.


More on the Project

I-81 Viaduct Project - The Community Grid

I-81 Viaduct Project Public Hearings
Virtual Public Hearing

On Tuesday, August 17, the project team held two virtual public hearings. You can watch both the 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. session.

In-person Public Hearing

On Wednesday, August 18, the project team conducted two in-person public hearings at the OnCenter. You can watch both the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. session.

Project Alternatives

The No Build Alternative serves as the baseline. "No Build" means only maintenance of the current system would occur.
I-81 Viaduct Project Archives
I-81 Viaduct Project - Other Alternatives

Find the other alternatives studied by NYSDOT.

I-81 Viaduct Project Archives

Find all the previously released documents and reports.

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