Tag Archives: I-81 Challenge

I-81 Challenge Public Meeting

The SMTC and NYSDOT will host its third public meeting for The I-81 Challenge from 3:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the OnCenter Ballroom. Interested attendees may drop in any time that is convenient. Read More »

First I-81 Public Workshops Produce Ideas and Discussion

Public learns deciding the highway’s future is more complex than it first appears Nearly 700 Central New Yorkers attended the I-81 Challenge Public Workshops held May 3, 4 and 7 at the OnCenter to learn about the interstate highway, its condition, how it’s being used and by whom. Citizens took the opportunity to give extensive and meaningful input about their ... Read More »

Reliving the Turmoil: Syracuse's 15th Ward

By Students in Reading and Research at Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Students create a position on urban renewal and how they say it destroyed a community The 15th Ward was a neighborhood in Syracuse that held about 90% of the city’s black people in the 1950s and 1960s. The newspapers claimed that the 15th Ward was full of ... Read More »

I-81's Future Challenged

Community members and transportation officials examine I-81’s role in Syracuse Years before President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System spread across American cities and eventually through Syracuse, the city’s 15th Ward was a vibrant, diverse community. Within it were high- and low-income residents, white and black neighbors and the city’s first black dentist. Read More »