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Euclid Avenue Roadway Improvements and Traffic Pattern Change Begin July 5
The City of Syracuse will begin roadwork on Euclid Avenue that includes repaving, curb replacement and the creation of a dedicated bicycle lane. As a result of the traffic pattern change, vehicles heading north in campus outbound traffic on Euclid Avenue will no longer make a left turn on Comstock Avenue. Instead, drivers will go straight and turn left on Ostrom Avenue when heading north. This minor modification will greatly improve bicycle and pedestrian safety at this intersection.
During this construction:
- the road will remain open, but traffic patterns will be slowed from 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m. to ensure safety;
- street parking will be restricted; and
- emergency vehicles will continue to have full access to all of Euclid Avenue.
In addition, roadway enhancements are underway at Westcott Street and will progress west toward Comstock Avenue through Aug. 10.
All improvements will be completed before the start of the fall semester. After construction is completed, dedicated bicycle lanes will seamlessly connect Westcott Street to Comstock Avenue. Vehicular and pedestrian safety will be improved through streetway enhancements and repaving.
Additional Roadway Enhancements
Two other City of Syracuse municipal projects will occur this summer and will have an effect on roadways near campus. These projects are:
- milling and resurfacing of Waverly Avenue between Irving Avenue and Comstock Avenue, and milling and resurfacing of Comstock Avenue, between Waverly Avenue and Euclid Avenue; details regarding this project will be announced by the City of Syracuse in the next few weeks; and
- installation of stormwater detention infrastructure in Comstock Avenue, between Euclid Avenue and Colvin Street, as part of Onondaga County’s Green Infrastructure project; this project started after Commencement and will be completed prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
A full listing of summer construction projects is available and will be listed by building on the Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) website. Please refer to this website periodically to see what is occurring across campus and feel free to reach out to the CPDC manager assigned with questions.
For construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 315.443.4652.
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