Deadline near for your thoughts on elevated Rte 81

Friday's the deadline to comment on the proposed plans for updating Route 81 though Syracuse. There's a link to send your comments online

If you want to say something about the proposed plans for renovating Route 81's elevated section through Syracuse, you need to do it by Friday (January 17). That's when the public comment on the Scoping Phase of the project wraps up.

It's easy to comment: go to the Dept. of Transportation website, and click on the 'submit a formal comment' link in the yellow box on the right side of the page. You need to include your name and a web address, but can remain anonymous.

The gathering of public input, after a series of open meetings and hearings, is part of the extensive process aimed at replacing the highway. Some kind of replacement must be done, because the current elevated highway is wearing out.