Syracuse, N.Y. - Some progressive groups in Syracuse are furious that the tunnel option for I81 is still being considered.
Gov. Cuomo, in his State of the State, said the tunnel option would be included in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to the Feds.
However, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh says he is pleased that the tunnel option is being included. He feels the inclusion of the tunnel will improve the prospects of the community grid.
The fact that the tunnel option is included in there isn't particularly significant because I believe, as I have from the beginning that once all the data bares out it’s going to be clear that the grid is the best option for the City. - Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh
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DOT officials say that it will be at least another year before a decision is close to being made about the future of 81