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Millions of dollars could be wasted if judge maintains restraining order on I-81 construction

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There is currently a restraining order that puts a hold on all work that was being done on the I-81 construction project in Syracuse.

The New York State Attorney General is calling on Justice Gerard Neri to vacate the order, according to CNY Central.

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The court filings show that taxpayers may lose millions of dollars if the deadlines to the contracts aren’t met in December and January. The judge is asked to either vacate the order or allow all work except construction to be done. Should the judge fail to do this, the case will be taken to the Appellate Division. A hearing is scheduled for today at 1 p.m.

The reason for the restraining order to begin with was because a group called Renew 81 for All filed a lawsuit to stop the project. The group claims that the city did not follow proper procedures for reaching the decision to select the Community Grid option for construction.