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Letter: Don’t let West Davis Corridor split my property
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Editor,

I am a Syracuse lifer — it’s been my home for 56 years and as long as I can remember, we always knew the highway was on the bluff road. 

I am asking the state not to build the highway though my land. And my home. 

Syracuse wants to it takes out families’ homes, neighborhoods and schools, Syracuse Arts Academy and businesses. 

They should make Syracuse put it where it was supposed to be ‘ 100 feet below the bluff road. The land has been saved and it makes better sense to do that. 

Syracuse city is being dishonest with its residents. We went to the city office in 1998 and had them take out their plans for the Legacy Highway. It was right there on Bluff Road, so we decided to buy our land knowing it would be in front of our house some day.  They showed us plans for equine path ways all around the neighborhoods, leading right to the fairgrounds that sit in my back yard.

Now they’re telling me I am going to have a freeway in my back yard. How fair is that? We did our part, we checked into the whereabouts of the highway before we bought. We have worked two and three jobs trying to pay for the land and home for 14 years now. 

But Syracuse went and made a park where the highway was supposed to go and they keep letting places be built because they assume that they can have my land before it’s even been decided upon. It needs to stop. 

Now they want to put it right down the middle of my land, dividing it in two pieces. My sanctuary. One half of my land would be on one side of the freeway land-locked and my home would be on the other.

I ask you, the public ,is this fair? Syracuse is dishonest. They really just need to take the highway around the lake and not divide the city in half anyway, because we already have too much pollution.

We live in the country and want to save our way of life. Put a stop to what Syracuse wants. It’s not good for our children and animals and our health.

 

Julie Bushman,

Syracuse

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