Opinion: Parkway update from the legislator

In December, I sponsored a resolution requesting the Governor of New York, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council to take immediate action to protect the traveling public on Onondaga Lake Parkway including the imposition of travel restrictions similar to those for state parkways. Onondaga Lake Parkway is owned and maintained by the State of New York. Until the State takes action on this roadway, horrific accidents will continue.

I wanted to take a moment to update residents on what has taken place since my resolution was adopted. I have been in constant contact with the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council (SMTC) and with representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). New York State DOT has started studying the roadway and is preparing a report that it will release within the next few weeks. I am hoping that this release will finally provide us with the answers as to how to improve the roadway for the safety of all citizens traveling along Onondaga Lake Parkway. As soon as I have more information, I will update the public accordingly.

Judy Tassone represents the 4th district which includes the Town of Salina, the Village of Liverpool and the southern portion of the Town of Clay. Judy welcomes constituent feedback; she can be reached by email at jtasson3@verizon.net or at home, 457-5458.

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