Prepare to have patience if youre grabbing that morning cup of coffee on Marshall Street. A five-block span of University Avenue, from Waverly Street to East Genesee Street, is under heavy construction as the Connective Corridor construction project gets underway. University Avenue, from Waverly Avenue to East Adams Street, is closed to vehicular traffic.
A cavalcade of backhoes, track hoes, loaders and tractors began lining up along University Avenue in mid-June as the project officially kicked off construction of the Connective Corridor. The Corridor will eventually curve along West Fayette Street near Armory Square. Free bus service, operated and maintained by Centro through a partnership with the University, is already provided along the route. The buses, which link the SU campus with downtown Syracuse, are free to everyone.
The transformation currently underway will reflect a contemporary style, vibrant colors, parks, entertainment venues and new lighting.