The New York state Department of Transportation announced the start of three infrastructure improvement projects across Central New York.

The improvement projects total up to $19.6 million.

Investments are expected to improve travel conditions and enhance safety for its pedestrians along Onondaga and Oswego counties.

“New York State is committed to prioritizing safety, mobility, and accessibility as part of these major investments in revitalizing our upstate communities,” DOT Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said.

The projects include:

  • A $14.5 million pavement rehabilitation project on State Route 481 from the I-81 interchange in the town of Cicero to County Route 57 in the city of Fulton
  • A $3.2 million project to rehabilitate 1.6 miles of State Route 5 from the State Route 5 bypass ramp in the town of Geddes through the village of Solvay up to Myrtle Street in the city of Syracuse
  • A $1.9 million project to install and repair nearly 1.25 miles of ADA accessible sidewalks along U.S. Route 11 in the town of Cicero

“I look forward to seeing significant improvements to our road and bridge infrastructure as part of the new 5-year capital program enacted in this year’s State Budget,” state Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman William Magnarelli said. “The projects announced today, including parts of State Route 5 in the City of Syracuse and Village of Solvay are important to my constituents.”

The projects are part of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to building a 21st Century transportation infrastructure, to support economic growth in the region and reliable transportation network.