North-South Arterial

Keep in touch with the NYS Department of Transportation as they share construction news regarding North-South Arterial on Facebook. It is a major transportation project for West Edge of downtown CoLa neighborhood!


January 17, 2018 - Today we learn, $1M in Leftover Arterial project funds earmarked for Utica street repairs...


February 19, 2018 - Big roads, especially one that divide-up neighborhoods are not good. This comment explains part of the issue...

Syracuse has huge debate, Route 81 Replacement, while other cities are looking to place parks over their city roads; To Woo Millennials, Atlanta Considers Covering Highways With Parks.


August 1, 2017 - Downtown Utica marches forward as the West Edge of CoLa see major transportation project approaches conclusion, read Despite some bumps, Arterial close to completion. At same time, surprises are uncovered, Construction crews make discovery near Arterial in Utica


July 1, 2017 - Official opening was not a happy one...


June 21, 2017 - New West Edge roadway expenses include property purchases, per State to pay nearly $16,000 for properties near Arterial...

Plus a progress update via video...


April 7, 2017 - Major construction nears completion roadway project on West Edge of downtown CoLa neighborhood. The UticaOD reports, "Most Arterial work expected to be done by July..."

Watch this video: Side-by-side Comparison Of Arterial Before & After Construction



October 31, 2016 - Work at sunrise...


August 30, 2016 - Pour a ramp for new CoLa roadways...


February 25, 2016 - Old footings are coming down, new footing rise, as CoLa's West Edge transportation project advances...


July 15, 2016 - Construction of North-South Arterial and the Boilermaker weekend traffic plans...

Did you know that the CoLa neighborhood helped give way to Utica's Boilermaker Roadrace History (PDF)?


April 28, 2015 - Lots of concrete makes for roadway progress, There’s concrete progress on North-South Arterial construction...


October 2, 2014 - Newspaper updates residents on Arterial Construction as it "motors toward 2017 completion date."


April 2, 2014 - Progress on roadway continues to create some anxieties, Some complain about dust from Arterial project



February 21, 2010 -At project's start, report reads "Uticans will face dislocation when Arterial plan moves forward", which we're watching as #NoHospitalDowntown watches Eminent Domain situation.


We're not opposed to a new hospital, just do not bulldoze Downtown Utica's Historic Columbia-Lafayette Neighborhood... "Build It At St. Luke's!"



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