Mayor Walsh Announces Completion of Clinton Street Two-Way Conversion

Published on August 01, 2023

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the completion of a road reconstruction project on South Clinton Street, converting the street from one-way to two-ways between W. Jefferson and Taylor Streets. The conversion makes it easier to get around Downtown Syracuse and improves safety for pedestrians and drivers.

This project consisted of milling and paving five blocks of Clinton Street from W. Jefferson to Taylor Streets. The conversion included the restriping of crosswalks to increase pedestrian safety, and the addition of bike lanes on both sides of the street. The project also introduced narrower north and southbound lanes as well as on-street parking to reduce traffic speeds.

“The completion of the Clinton Street two-way conversion is welcomed by people living and working in the southern end of Downtown.  By better connecting the central business district to our neighborhoods, we are continuing to activate the renaissance of Downtown Syracuse,” said Mayor Walsh. “The conversion is also consistent with our Vision Zero commitment to make Syracuse a safer city for all forms of transportation.”

Mayor Walsh, in his 2023 State of the City addressed, outlined his commitment to making Syracuse a Vision Zero city. Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all. It is a comprehensive approach to traffic safety that considers everything from lane widths to land use to lower speed limits.

For questions about upcoming and ongoing road construction, residents and local businesses can contact Cityline by calling (315) 448-CITY (2489). Residents can also visit the 2023 Road Reconstruction project page at throughout the year to track the progress of work.