Interstate 81 meeting with Big Dig consultant
7:09
I'm here at the #ask81 forum with Virginia Greiman, expert on Boston's Big Dig.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:09 TeriKWeaver
7:13
Join tonight's live discussion about I-81 and the Big Dig with #ask81 syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:13 TeriKWeaver
7:14
I spoke this afternoon with Prof Greiman. Her advice on I81? Be patient, get involved and be willing to help pay for the project.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:14 TeriKWeaver
7:15
In boston, as Mass officials made more costly options for the Big Dig, the state also took on more costs, Greiman said.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:15 TeriKWeaver
7:15
In the end, the feds paid about 48 percent of the $15 billion Bi Dig project, Greiman said.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:15 TeriKWeaver
7:24
The Carrier Theater slowly filling up. Some county officials, Syracuse city council, many familiar faces from other I81 mtgs in past months
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:24 TeriKWeaver
7:27
#ask81 Is a cut-and-cover tunnel viable for the Almond Street area?
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:27 TweetsMAPA
7:28
#ask81 If I-81 is routed along I-481 could the stubs of I-81 toward downtown retain Interstate status as spurs?
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:28 TweetsMAPA
7:32
Looks like well over 100 people here on one of the sunniest, warmest days of the year.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:32 TeriKWeaver
7:38
Still waiting for the #ask81 forum to begin. Joanie Mahoney just walked out from the wings.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:38 TeriKWeaver
7:38
Andrew Maxwell, the director of city/county planning, is our host tonight. "Oh, it's Andrew," a woman shouts out. #hismom?
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:38 TeriKWeaver
7:39
It's Andrew Maxwell of the Syracuse-@OnondagaCounty planning agency kicks off the #Ask81 discussion pic.twitter.com/Freikaa8aB
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:39 Syracuse1848
7:41
Ask questions about route I-81 to #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:41 kylewmadden
7:41
At the carrier theater for the start of the #Ask81 discussion with Virginia Greiman.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:41 alexandermarion
7:41
The I81 project manager is speaking now. Says he plans to come back for another forum in May to talk about the Gowanus bridge project
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:41 TeriKWeaver
7:42
To ask a question (even virtually) use #ask81 to let our moderators know
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:42 alexandermarion
7:42
Join tonight's live discussion about I-81 and the Big Dig with #ask81 syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:42 OnondagaCounty
7:43
More than 60 % of discussions in first public comment period wanted to know which alternative DOT will select.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:43 TeriKWeaver
7:43
DOT heard you "loud and clear." DOT trying to develop alternatives. Has 16! alternatives they are going to show us in near future.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:43 TeriKWeaver
7:44
DOT developing 16 alternatives to replace 81 #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:44 mariemorelli
7:44
"It's time to share this with the public," project manager says. In the next few months, will learn about the alternatives.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:44 TeriKWeaver
7:44
If you hv a question for the #I81 speaker series tonight just use #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:44 marknicotra
7:45
Sustainability and economic development stakeholder working groups have been formed for #I81 project, project manager says.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:45 TeriKWeaver
7:45
Interstate 81: Holding a project update May 1; 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to go over all 16 alternatives, project manager says.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:45 TeriKWeaver
7:46
Questions for I 81 speaker? Tweet them to #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:46 OnondagaCounty
7:46
A more formal scoping meeting will be in June; meeting not set yet. The May forums will include opps for Q&A, I81 project manager says
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:46 TeriKWeaver
7:46
Mark your calendar: public meeting on I81 alternatives May 1 at Everson #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:46 mariemorelli
7:48
Mark Frechette is the I-81 project manager. He says he's worked in Syracuse before.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:48 TeriKWeaver
7:48
County Exec Joanie Mahoney is welcoming everyone to the 81 Speaker series. #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:48 OnondagaCounty
7:50
Joanie Mahoney reminds crowd that I81 has an area in the old Carnegie Library for people to come and review materials. Open lunch, Tues-Thru
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:50 TeriKWeaver
7:50
Stephanie MIner is on her way to I81 meeting, Mahoney says.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:50 TeriKWeaver
7:54
Virgina Greiman: "I think you're off to a great start." Looking at I81 project like deja vu, says Big Dig project expert.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:54 TeriKWeaver
7:56
Greiman: The Big Dig lasted 25 years, total. 1992 to 2006 of construction. #megaproject #dontrush
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:56 TeriKWeaver
7:59
Greiman: Megaprojects like i81 are ambiguous. public expectations #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 7:59 mariemorelli
8:00
Greiman: Megaprojects are ambiguous. Public expectations a moving target. #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:00 mariemorelli
8:00
The chunnel. The Seattle Alaska Way Viaduct. Boston's Big Dig. These are mega projects. "they take a long time."
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:00 TeriKWeaver
8:01
Greiman: when you can't decide on an option maybe you do them all (laughter) #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:01 mariemorelli
8:02
Why go mega? Better to piecemeal? Long time; lots of changes; lots of different costs; lots of changing public sentiment... #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:02 kylewmadden
8:03
It's common that funding for these big projects isn't settled at the beginning stages. Also common project go over budget, grow, get delayed
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:03 TeriKWeaver
8:05
Greiman: "We sat in traffic every day and honked at each other." Two hours, three miles. No breakdown lane. No emergency from the viaduct.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:05 TeriKWeaver
8:08
Parts of the Big Dig fit together like Legos, with no room for error.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:08 TeriKWeaver
8:10
Virginia Greiman starts the discussion of mega projects at #ask81 pic.twitter.com/9y25hGuAe5
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:10 Syracuse1848
8:10
Cable-stay bridge, part of big dig, went through 26 designs. Design Z (seriously) won. Locals kept pushing for better designs. And got it
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:10 TeriKWeaver
8:11
Take advantage of an opportunity, even though it may cost more, could be an opportunity for your city, Greiman says.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:11 TeriKWeaver
8:12
Your viaduct doesn't seem as ugly as ours, Greiman says to laughs. Don't know why that is.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:12 TeriKWeaver
8:12
Greiman: After Boston's viaduct came down "We have discovered a new city" #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:12 mariemorelli
8:12
16 alternatives being studied for I-81, NY DOT says syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:12 TeriKWeaver
8:14
Megaprojects cost more than budgeted unless you include all design, contingencies, risks #ask81
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:14 mariemorelli
8:14
Sometimes we need to phase projects. Do a little at a time. Doing everything at once is hard, esp over more than decade.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:14 TeriKWeaver
8:15
We had very noisy stakeholders. And they were right about some things. And we listened in decisions on the Big Dig.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 8:15 TeriKWeaver
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