The Downer Street Corridor Study has been completed and the final report will be ready soon, said Supervisor Claude Sykes.
In related news, the Onondaga County Department of Transportation was able to successfully submit a grant application requesting $5 million for improvements to Downer Street after receiving a heads up from Van Buren officials. Town engineers from Barton & Loguidice put the Federal Transportation Funds grant application together for the county. The grant was made available through Congressman Dan Maffei's office.
"It would be nice if we could get [the grant] to do the immediate items on the Downer Street Corridor Study," Sykes said.
Town officials had originally sought to submit a grant application to improve town roads, but none of Van Buren's roads met grant criteria.