Progress in happening in the 400 block of South Salina Street on underground infrastructure work in advance of a massive road reconstruction project reaching downtown Syracuse.
Mayor Walsh and multiple city departments worked together to identify funding and schedule projects to get the work done before the federally-funded road project is completed. The water and sewer pipes in this section of downtown are more than a century old. The underground infrastructure work will move north to the 300 block next.
The City closed the 400 block of S. Salina Street, between W. Jefferson Street and W. Onondaga Street, beginning the evening of Monday, Sept. 14 to complete a water main replacement project. The work is being completed in coordination with the road reconstruction project along S. Salina Street from Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard to N. State Street.
Water service disruptions are anticipated to be minimal. Property owners will be notified of any planned water service disruptions at least 24 hours in advance.
Vehicle traffic for businesses and Centro bus routes on the block are being redirected to marked detours on S. Clinton and S. Townsend Streets. Parking pass holders and visitors to the Galleries of Syracuse have access to the garage located at 447 S. Salina Street. Sidewalks for pedestrian traffic along the 400 block remain open.
The project is scheduled to be completed in late September or early October, dependent upon the weather. A new project will start in October to continue the replacement of the water main starting on the 300 block of S. Salina Street.
we should have an underground untility tunnel system in the downtown area or any place that has a lot of buildings and business. direct burial is a real hassle as far as maintenance is concerned. always having to tear up streets is a pain in the ass