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On May 9, 2012, the SMTC and the NYSDOT hosted a public meeting for The I-81 Challenge. Over 480 people participated in the in-person public meeting, and over 250 people participated in the virtual meeting through the project website. The feedback and key findings from this public meeting have been summarized in the May 2012 Public Meeting Summary Report, now available on the project website. At the public meeting, participants were able to review materials from the f...

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the public meeting for The I-81 Challenge on May 9th. Nearly 500 members of the Central New York community joined us to provide comments, concerns, and ideas about the future of I-81. If you were unable to attend, you can still participate online with our virtual meeting. The virtual meeting is designed to replicate the in-person meeting, and it is open 24/7. You’ll find the same opportunities for comments and interactiv...

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The Public Participation Program for The I-81 Challenge has allowed us to gather feedback from the public through: - Meetings with the three committees involved in The I-81 Challenge - The Study Advisory Committee - The Community Liaison Committee - The Municipal Liaison Committee - Focus groups - Two questionnaires - First series of public workshops - Outreach to populations with Limited English Proficiency - Small group community meetings How does all this input fit...

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WCNY’s Central Issues recently broadcast a terrific three-part series about The I-81 Challenge as part of PBS’s Blueprint America, a national project investigating the state of America’s critical infrastructure. If you didn’t see them when they aired on October 4, 5 and 6, you can now watch all three episodes at your convenience. Click and learn “The History” (27 minutes), get “The Plan” (27 minutes), »

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There are about 124 individual bridge spans that make up the viaduct portion of I-81. This snapshot highlights some of the deterioration that is setting in. For more info about bridge conditions along I-81, check out NYSDOT’s draft Technical Memorandum #1: Physical Conditions Analysis (Tech Memo #1).

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Yesterday the SMTC and NYSDOT announced formation of The I-81 Challenge’s Community Liaison Committee (CLC). We’re inviting all community groups and organizations with an interest in the future of I-81 to submit an application. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on January 31 2011. The CLC is expected to meet about three times over the next two years. Interested organizations can apply online here or request a hard-copy application by calling »

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