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I-81 Construction Could Affect Commute to Campus
A highway construction project scheduled to begin Monday could play a role in arriving to work or heading home. The New York State Department of Transportation will begin work on I-81 southbound, making repairs to bridge joints that carry the elevated highway over portions of surface streets in Syracuse. The two right lanes of I-81 from a mile north of exit 17 (State and South Salina streets) will be closed to just past the Brighton Avenue bridge.
The closure will run from Monday, July 7, through Thursday, July 31. At that point, work will commence in the same areas, but in the northbound lanes. During that period, the two right lanes will also be shut down. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by mid-August.