Documents on I-81 Project Available in Bird Library
The Syracuse University Libraries have agreed to be a repository for public documents related to the I-81 Viaduct Project in Syracuse. Environmental Design and Research, a local company involved in the I-81 project, is required by the New York State Department of Transportation to arrange for public access to project documents. Documents include project scoping documents, project newsletters, supporting studies and the Environmental Impact Statement.
Project documents are available at the first floor circulation desk in Bird Library, which closes to the public at 8 p.m. during the academic year.
In addition to SU, the OCPL system (all branches), the Southwest Community Center, the Northeast Community Center and many of the municipal offices in Syracuse and in Onondaga County are also repositories.
To date, the libraries have received one document, a copy of the Federal Highway Administrations’ Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the I-81 Viaduct project. The libraries will continue to receive additional documents over the course of the project, estimated to be three years.