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December 15, 2016 - 2:21pm
CNY leaders and residents remain divided as underground route resurfaces among ideas for interstate viaduct's future.

Van Robinson remembers the first time he drove on Interstate 81 nearly half a century ago, however, not for sentimental reasons.

“It was the most harrowing drive I’ve ever made,” the Syracuse Common Council president said.

Robinson's sentiments were among those shared by about 150 local leaders and residents Wednesday night at Henninger High School for a public meeting to consider a tunnel to replace Interstate 81 in Downtown Syracuse.

December 23, 2014 - 12:32am
Many factors and alternative options are under consideration for the future of the I-81 highway.

As the environmental review process proceeds, state officials continue to deliberate potential alternatives for the future of Interstate 81 in Syracuse. 

The elevated 1.4 mile-long portion of the highway near downtown Syracuse is approaching the end of its useful life in 2017, according to the state Department of Transportation, which started the review process last August.