More than 50 years ago, Interstate 81 ripped through a working-class Black neighborhood in Syracuse. It displaced long-time residents and ensured that poverty, pollution, and a lack of resources would hurt the community that lived in the highway's shadow. These problems persist today.
Removing the I-81 viaduct is a great first step toward racial justice, but more must be done.
TAKE ACTION: We need environmental, racial, and economic justice to ensure the fair and equitable treatment of community members who live in the shadow of the viaduct.
NYS Department of Transportation
Syracuse Zoning Office