I-81 Independent Study

March 2017

Dear Central New Yorkers:

WSP | PB has been engaged by New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to provide an independent study and evaluation of underground options that may replace the I-81 Viaduct in Syracuse, New York. The scope of this independent study includes the feasibility of a tunnel, depressed highway or a combination of a community grid/tunnel or combination of a community grid/depressed highway.

The independent study will be developed in the context of the community in which these underground options may be located as well as with engineering design principles.

To assist us in this independent analysis, we are soliciting the community’s input relevant to the underground concepts.

Please tell us about the community context such as social and economic concerns, potential neighborhood or business impacts, as well as other regional issues you feel are relevant to analysis and development of underground concepts.

Please share with us any data, plans, studies, statistics, reports and other documentation regarding the underground concepts which have already been developed. We would appreciate it if you could provide our team with the source of any shared information and the date it was created.

We kindly request that this information be shared by April 7, 2017.

Via Mail to:
WSP | PB
I-81 Input
One Penn Plaza 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10119

Via Email to:
i81input@pbworld.com

For more information please visit: www.i81independentstudy.com

Thank you for sharing this information.

Sincerely,

WSP | PB