New York 5
Bids for construction of the 4.6 mile realignment of New York Route 5 through the town of Camillus were opened by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on August 9, 1973. Work built the four to six lane expressway with a 24 to 48 foot wide median from near Bellie Isle Road to Old Route 5 a half mile east of Ike Dixson Road. Associated construction improved six miles of local roads. Interchanges were built at Newport, Bennett, Hinsdale and Warner Roads.1 A $15.62 million contract was awarded to D.W. Winkelman Company of Syracuse for the project on October 2, 1973. The same contractor also won a $4.85 million bid to expand 1.9 miles of NY 5 through DeWitt into a six-lane boulevard.2
New York State Route 5 Guides
- "Route 5 Due for Revamp." The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), July 18, 1973.
- "2 Pacts OKd for Route 5." The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), October 3, 1973.
Page Updated August 20, 2009.