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Second meeting for Downer Street corridor study scheduled

A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 28 to discuss recommendations related to the Downer Street corridor in the town of Van Buren and the village of Baldwinsville. The meeting will be held at Van Buren Elementary School, 14 Ford St. in Baldwinsville.

The meeting is the final public outreach for the Downer Street Corridor Study, a planning effort being completed by the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council (SMTC) on behalf of the town of Van Buren. The purpose of the study is to examine issues on the Downer Street corridor and develop transportation and land use recommendations that enhance both the road and its surroundings. This public meeting will include a presentation on draft recommendations and opportunities for the public to express questions and comments.

For additional information about the project or the public meeting, or to ensure accommodation for special needs, contact the SMTC at 422-5716.

What is the SMTC?

The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council was formed in 1966 as a result of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1962 and Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964. Serving as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Syracuse Metropolitan area, the SMTC provides the forum for cooperative decision making in developing transportation plans and programs for Onondaga County and small portions of Madison and Oswego Counties. The SMTC is comprised of elected and appointed officials, representing local, state and federal governments or agencies having interest in or responsibility for transportation planning and programming.

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