City of Syracuse launches road work web page

The City of Syracuse wants to help make your commute into the city less stressful as the summer construction season heats up.

It's launched a web page to update commuters about the upcoming delays and detours, to make your travels smoother in the coming weeks.

There will be maps and graphics showing drivers where construction is happening, as well as alternative route suggestions to reach your downtown destinations.

The page, which went live Tuesday morning, will be updated each week as construction progresses and shifts to new locations.

If you're driving into the city from the western suburbs, and would normally take the 690 Westbound Ramp to West Street, right now you are being detoured to the Geddes Street exit. From here, drivers will be re-routed south on Geddes street, east to West Street through West Genesee Street or Erie Boulevard West.

Right now, on the web page, are other projects to be on alert for this week:

On Wednesday, construction starts on the Connective Corridor along Fayette Street. Eastbound traffic will not be affected, but drivers headed west on Fayette Street will be rerouted to South Salina Street, north to Washington Street, west to Franklin Street, south to Walton Street, and move on to West Fayette Street.

Also on Wednesday, crews will be at work on a streetscape project along West Genesee Street, between West Fayette Street and State Fair Boulevard.

Lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Starting Thursday, a new project begins on the bridge that carries Erie Boulevard West over the Onondaga Creek. Lanes will be reduced to one-way traffic in each direction. The ramp to West Street will be closed.

"Between ongoing development projects and important infrastructure work, we consider it a top priority to find new and creative ways to keep the public informed about this work," Mayor Stephanie Miner said in a press release to CNY Central.

The city will also keep neighbors informed through its Facebook and Twitter pages.