July 1, 2013
(Syracuse, NY) – Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney today announced the start of two major Save the Rain projects which are designed to capture more than six million gallons of rain water.
The Westcott Green Corridor Project and the West Onondaga Green Corridor Project are also designed to beautify each area through enhanced tree plantings, porous asphalt in parking lanes, infiltration trenches and planters along with additional landscaping features.
“When these projects are completed they will not only help us reach our goal of keeping combined sewage overflow out of Onondaga Lake, but will also beautify and enhance the neighborhoods, adding to the quality of life in both areas,” said Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. “I also want to thank the residents of the neighborhoods for the valuable input they provided which we incorporated into the planning for the projects.”
In order to complete these projects, traffic patterns will be adjusted in each area.
Beginning immediately, Westcott Street will be affected for several months between Dell Street and Concord Place. Detours will be available to re-route traffic to several side streets including:
·Dell Street between Westcott Street and Columbus Avenue
·South Beech Street between Westcott Street and Trinity Place
·Victoria Place between Westcott Street and Allen Street
·Harvard Place between Westcott Street and Cambridge Street
Also beginning immediately, West Onondaga Street will be affected for several months between South Avenue and Shonnard Street. Also, Slocum Avenue will be affected between West Onondaga Street and Holland Street.
For more information, please visit our Road Closure page.
Major Save the Rain Projects Underway – Traffic Patterns Adjusted in City of Syracuse
July 1, 2013