The City of Syracuse Department of Engineering is seeking public input for the W. Colvin Street Bridge Rehabilitation project scheduled to begin the spring of 2021. The project will close the bridge over the Onondaga Creek on the Southside, between Hatch Street and Hunt Avenue, for a period of three to five months while improvements are made. Details related to the project can be viewed online, with comments related to the project requested to be submitted no later than Friday, May 8.

The project includes improvements to extend the life-cycle of the bridge. Repairs will consist of: new bridge curbs; new railings and fences; Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks; newly painted steel beams; and other structural condition enhancements. Once construction commences, the workforce is expected to include at a minimum, 3.8% minority and 6.9% female participation.

The total cost of the project to be managed at the state level by the Department of Transportation is estimated to be $650,000. Funding for the majority of the project (95%) will be from the Federal Transit Administration Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The remaining five percent will be provided using local funding sources.

Detour signs will be in place throughout the duration of the project to reroute traffic. Vehicles will be redirected to the Elmhurst Avenue Bridge, adding only one additional minute to travel time. The bridge sidewalks will remain open to all pedestrians.

The comment card within the project document can be used to send input by mail to the attention of Mr. Russell Houck, Dept. of Engineering, 233 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Comments can also be submitted by phone by calling 315-448-8059 or electronically by emailing

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