The I-81 Challenge planning study has concluded. The New York State Department of Transportation has initiated the environmental review process for the I-81 corridor; current information on the I-81 project can be found at

Documents produced throughout the course of The I-81 Challenge will be posted here for members of the community to download. Please use the links below or navigation above to view available documents.

Newsletters and Fact Sheets
If you want a quick overview of the project, you'll find it here. This section includes project newsletters, fact sheets, and summary documents.

Study Reports and Documents
If you want to dive into the details, this section contains a full list of reports and studies prepared for The I-81 Challenge, including Technical Memorandum #1 (Existing Conditions Analysis), Public Involvement Reports, and the Case Studies.

If you are interested in maps, this section contains maps and graphics being used for The I-81 Challenge.

I-81 Video Series
One of the best ways to prepare for a meaningful dialogue about the future of I-81 is to inform yourself about the issues surrounding this project. To help on this front, SMTC has produced a two-part video series about I-81.


Read White Paper #3

The SMTC publishes White Paper #3, which documents, describes, and synthesizes findings from The I-81 Challenge Public Participation Program from Fall 2011 until its conclusion in August 2013.   Read More

Find out what we heard at the May 2013 Public Meeting

The May 2013 Public Meeting Summary Report is now available.  Read More

Review the I-81 Corridor Study Report

Public comment period runs through July 8th.  Read More

Visit The I-81 Challenge Facebook page

The I-81 Challenge is on Facebook!  Read More

Read White Paper #2

White Paper #2 highlights community input to date.  Read More