SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The six year public participation process has been completed for Interstate 81. A final report was released this week.
The report outlines the findings of dozens of public meetings, including the meetings held at the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse.
According to researchers, only two of the six options are feasible. Those including reconstructing the highway and the Boulevard. There were hundreds of comments both for and against the proposals.
The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council led this phase of the project. The next step is the environmental review phase. That phase will be managed by the New York State Department of Transportation.
According to officials, public involvement is essential. There will be more opportunities in the future for public participation and input.