I-81 Viaduct Replacement

Replacement of the aging I-81 viaduct with a local street network serving Downtown Syracuse and the University Hill neighborhood — a major educational and medical district — promises to enhance livability and foster economic development through reconnected communities on either side of this longtime highway barrier. AKRF is lead environmental consultant for the project team and we are coordinating preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to NEPA and SEQRA. Because of its urban setting, key environmental considerations for the I-81 project include social and economic conditions, historic resources, parklands, traffic, air quality, noise, and environmental justice.

(Top image courtesy of New York State Department of Transportation)

Creek Walk Shared-Use Plan | Image courtesy of New York State Department of Transportation

Image courtesy of New York State Department of Transportation

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The Preliminary Draft Design Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released in April 2019 in advance of federal agency review of the project.

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