Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh appointed Joe Driscoll, a strong advocate for the Community Grid and three-term Common Councilor, to become Interstate 81 City Project Director for the City of Syracuse. Driscoll will be the City’s primary liaison with the New York State Department of Transportation regarding the replacement of the Interstate 81 viaduct. He will also work closely with departments across city government to manage the impact of the massive construction project on residents and city infrastructure. Driscoll will leave his position on the Common Council to take on the new role.
“Joe Driscoll knows how to get things done. He’s been a constructive voice regarding the Community Grid who helped make sure the facts about the alternatives reached more people. He is deeply knowledgeable about the 81 project and is respected across the city for his integrity. Joe is a true public servant who understands city government and our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Walsh. “By listening, building consensus and working tirelessly, he has helped Syracuse make progress on critical community issues. His leadership role in passing the historic lead ordinance demonstrates his resolve to protect the health of children and families in Syracuse. We need his approach now on the 81 project.”
Joe Driscoll is talking about becoming the Interstate 81 City Project Director on Syracuse's Morning News.