City will repave major thoroughfares and neighborhood streets around Syracuse

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced road reconstruction projects to repair streets across the city in the 2021 paving season. The plan includes busy roads in every quadrant of the city, neighborhood streets in need of repair around Syracuse, and highly-travelled routes through the heart of downtown. 

The road reconstruction projects will be completed by the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and Department of Engineering and its contractors, using both state and federal funds. The initial plan includes about fifteen miles of roads to be repaved.   

“We’ve continued to increase the miles of roads reconstructed each summer and this year’s plan is the most miles we’ve started with in the past three years,” said Mayor Walsh. “If the weather conditions and projects work out, hopefully, we can accomplish even more streets before fall. I appreciate the Common Council’s support for funding of road reconstruction and am proud of the progress we’ve made in repairing our streets.”

The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council (SMTC)  compiled data listing road ratings for streets citywide. Mayor Walsh engaged SMTC in 2019, at no cost to city taxpayers, to conduct an annual street-by-street visual survey and ranking of the condition of all streets in the City. Streets being reconstructed by DPW were chosen based on a scale identifying the streets in the poorest condition:

  • Bellevue Avenue, from S. Geddes Street to Summit Avenue
  • Burnet Avenue, from Lodi Street to N. Beech Street
  • Catherine Street, from Hawley Avenue to James Street
  • Clinton Street, from W. Genesee Street to Jefferson Street
  • Coleridge Avenue, from S. Wilbur Avenue to Burnet Park Drive
  • Columbus Avenue, from E. Genesee Street to Dell Street
  • Cortland Avenue, from South Avenue to Midland Avenue
  • Danforth Street, from Sunset Avenue to Park Street
  • E. Genesee Street, from Hillsboro Parkway to City Line
  • E. Ostrander Avenue, from S. Salina Street to end of E. Ostrander Avenue
  • E. Seneca Turnpike, from E. Brighton Avenue to House #148
  • Glenwood Avenue, from S. Geddes Street to South Avenue
  • Gordon Avenue, from S. Geddes Street to Hubbell Avenue
  • Irving Avenue, from Waverly Avenue to E. Raynor Avenue
  • Jefferson Street, from Clinton Street to Montgomery Street
  • Kirk Avenue, from Midland Avenue to South Avenue
  • McLennan Avenue, Midland Avenue to S. Salina Street
  • Meadowbrook Drive,  from Euclid Avenue to Dakota Street
  • Midland Avenue, from W. Brighton Avenue to W. Ostrander Avenue
  • Montgomery Street, from Erie Boulevard E. to Adams Street
  • N. Salina Street, from Hiawatha Boulevard to Court Street
  • Oswego Boulevard, from Erie Boulevard E. to James Street
  • Park Street, from Oak Street to Butternut Street
  • Rugby Road, from Brattle Road to Sedgwick Drive
  • Salina Street, from Martin Luther King to N. State Street
  • Solar Street from Hiawatha Boulevard to Bear Street W.
  • State Street, from Martin Luther King to James Street
  • Summit Avenue, from Crossett Street to Ruskin Avenue
  • Teall Avenue, from James Street to Grant Boulevard
  • W. Division Street, from Genant Drive to N. Clinton Street
  • W. Fayette Street, from S. Geddes Street to S. Wilbur Avenue
  • W. Pleasant Avenue, from S. Salina Street to Midland Avenue
  • Warren Street, from Erie Boulevard E. to S. Salina Street
  • Water Street, from S. Beech Street to Almond Avenue
  • Wendell Terrace, from Sedgwick Drive to Rugby Road

The full list of roads scheduled to be reconstructed this year will be voted on by the Syracuse Common Council on Monday, Apr. 26.

A complete map of SMTC’s ratings of Syracuse roads can be found online.

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