Tunnel vision in Syracuse

Watching the ongoing back-and-forth over how to replace the aging, elevated portion of I-81 that runs right through the heart of Syracuse has been interesting in that it's a preview of the issues the Albany area will face when it starts deciding the future of I-787. And the latest episode from the Salt City -- about the continued push for a tunnel even though it'd be crazy difficult and expensive -- is sobering if only for the fact that the cheapest option on the table (a boulevard) would cost... $1.3 billion. [Syracuse.com]

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Based on the recent repair work on 787 and the south mall arterial, my guess is that we are stuck with both of them for another generation.

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