The New York State Department of Transportation announced last week that a portion of Route 81 within downtown Syracuse, New York, would be closed in order to prevent a car accident on Route 81.
According to Central New York building collapse attorneys Bottar Law, PLLC, an abandoned building located on the 900 block of North State Street is on the brink of structural failure. Because the building backs up to Interstate Route 81 North, if it were to collapse it may send bricks and other debris onto the roadway. Several northbound lanes of Route 81 North have been closed.
Officials at the NYSDOT stated “[w]e recognize that closing I-81 will be an inconvenience for motorists, but in the interest of public safety, we have no choice but to close the highway until this unstable building is demolished. Detours and signage will help people negotiate the alternate routes until we can be assured that I-81 is safe for travel.” The unstable building is scheduled to be demolished next week in order to avoid potential injuries arising out of a roof collapse, or compromised wall or foundation.
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