City continues to implement Smart City strategies using data and technology to plan projects

DPW and Department of Engineering will reconstruct at least 24 miles of city streets

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh is announcing this season’s road repairs with an in-depth look at planned projects for 2022.  The road reconstruction projects will be completed by the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW), Department of Engineering, and its contractors, using local, state and federal funds.

The plan includes reconstruction of at least 24 miles of roads with projects in every quadrant of the city. The Syracuse Common Council is expected to act on the plan at its May 9 regular meeting.

“We are ramping up our efforts to use Smart City solutions and tools to repair our roads and better serve our residents,” said Mayor Walsh. “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. By giving residents the information they need to know about the extent of road closures, I’m confident we all can work together to navigate another season of road construction as safely and easily as possible.”

Using a variety of metrics such as observations, Cityline data, spatial data, and technology to assess road conditions, the City is able to identify what roads are most in need of repair. The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council rates the city’s roads each year. Roads with a rating of 10 are in excellent condition whereas roads with a rating of 1 are in very poor condition. DPW will be addressing a majority of streets that have poor ratings as part of the 2022 reconstruction season.

List of Planned DPW Work

Alexander AvenueMLK BoulevardCortland Avenue
Allen StreetEast Genesee StreetEast Fayette Street
Arlington AvenueGlenwood AvenueOnondaga Park
Avery AvenueGrand AvenueWest Genesee Street
Cannon StreetWest Colvin StreetWest Ostander Avenue
Carbon StreetButternut StreetCourt Street
Clairmonte AvenueBellevue AvenueCrossett Street
Coolidge AvenueTallman StreetCheney Street
East Borden AvenueSouth Salina StreetGarfield Avenue
East Colvin StreetComstock AvenueBuckingham Avenue
East Fayette StreetSouth Beech StreetAlmond Street
East Water StreetAlmond StreetState Street
Elmhurst AvenueHatch StreetSouth Avenue
Farmer StreetSedgwick DriveDewitt Street
Hawley AvenueLodi StreetCatherine Street
Helen StreetRugby RoadGrant Boulevard
Herald PlaceNorth Clinton StreetWallace Street
Hillview AvenueSouth AvenueSummitt Avenue
Hood AvenueButternut StreetCourt Street
James StreetWarren StreetNorth McBride Street
Landon AvenueWest Kennedy StreetBeard Avenue
Lodi StreetButternut StreetNorth Salina Street
Lynwood AvenueJames StreetTyson Place
Maryland AvenueClarendon StreetWestminster Avenue
Milton AvenueTompkins StreetWest Genesee Street
Moore AvenueEast Colvin StreetSmith Lane
Nelson StreetWest Fayette StreetMarcellus Street
North Crouse AvenueBurnet AvenueLodi Street
North Franklin StreetWillow StreetWest Fayette Street
North Lowell AvenueTompkins StreetWest Genesee Street
Oneida StreetTemple StreetTallman Street
Parkway DriveSouth AvenueOnondaga Park
Peat StreetErie Boulevard EastBurnet Avenue
Robineau RoadCrossett StreetStrathmore Drive
Robinson StreetSedgwick StreetSunnycrest Lot
Rose AvenueSouth McBride StreetOakwood Avenue
Slocum AvenueOnondaga AvenueShonnard Street
South Avery AvenueGrand AvenueWest Genesee Street
South Carbon StreetGrumbach AvenueButternut Street
South Clinton StreetWest Jefferson StreetTaylor Street
South Franklin StreetWillow StreetWest Fayette Street
South Geddes StreetRowland StreetGlenwood Ave
South Midler AvenueBurnet AvenueJames Street
Spencer StreetGenant DriveVan Rensselaer Street
Standish DriveBradford ParkwayEuclid Avenue
Valley DriveSouth AvenueWest Newell Street
Walnut AvenueErie Boulevard EastWaverly Avenue
Walnut PlaceHarrison StreetWaverly Avenue
Waverly AvenueComstock AvenueOstrom Avenue
West Bear StreetGenant DriveSpencer Street
West Brighton AvenueOnondaga Creek BoulevardSouth State Street
West Jefferson StreetClinton StreetAround Circle
Westminster AvenueKensington RoadDead End
Westmoreland AvenueErie Boulevard EastEast Genesee Street
Whittier AvenueAvery AvenueWilbur Avenue
Wilkinson StreetVan Rensselaer StreetNorth Geddes Street
Woodland AvenueSouth State StreetGarfield Avenue
Wyoming StreetWest Fayette StreetGifford Street

“Since we partnered with SMTC to rate our roads, we have been able to get the full picture of road conditions in the city each season,” said Chief Operating Officer Corey Driscoll Dunham. “This allows us to target the areas of greatest need and make sure we allocate our efforts and resources as efficiently as possible.”

Public Communication on Road Reconstruction

This year, the City has a new public-facing web map to communicate to residents where work is being done throughout the road construction season. The online digital map highlights the portions of streets that will undergo full road repair. Each road on the digital map also contains popups with information on project details, such as the road rating and length of road repairs.  The stand-alone map can be found at

Snap shot of the webmap.

The City’s Engineering Department is planning work on 2.75 miles of road with two major Dig-Once projects:

  • Butternut Street from Grant Boulevard to Hillside Street
  • West Genesee Street from North Salina Street to the City of Syracuse-Town of Geddes line

Dig Once projects signify an enhanced level of coordination with utility providers (water, sewer, telecommunication, gas, etc.) with the goal of replacing and repairing as much underground infrastructure as possible to minimize any future excavations made in newly paved roads.

Other City road projects include:

  • East Brighton Avenue from Ainsley Drive to East Glen Avenue will receive a new bridge deck and undergo road repairs
  • East Colvin Street from South Salina Street to Jamesville Avenue will be milled and paved
  • South Clinton Street from West Jefferson Street to Taylor Street will be converted to a two-way street during its mill and pave

For questions about upcoming and ongoing road construction, residents and businesses can contact Cityline via the app, online, social media, or call at (315) 448-CITY (2489). Residents can also visit the 2022 Road Reconstruction project page at throughout the year to track the progress of work.

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