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Semet Residue Ponds

The Ballfield, Willis Avenue, and Semet Ponds sites extend from east to west along I-690 and State Fair Blvd - two roads that together accommodate approximately 55,000 vehicles per day. As motorists pass by these sites, they view extensive areas dominated by invasive species with low aesthetic value. The overall goal of the site improvements project is to increase the aesthetic and ecological value of the I-690 corridor in the vicinity of the project site.

The site is approximately 3.8 acres. The following activities are proposed as part of the site improvements project:

  • remove existing vegetation across the limits of work;
  • apply six inches of soil to existing soils;
  • limit work to northern portions for each site in order to avoid fill materials and/or future remediation areas;
  • introduce 54 native grass and forb species to the site, including some that are rare in New York State; and
  • plant approximately 30 species of native trees and shrubs.

Interim Remedial Measure - Construction Completion Report, Willis Portion, Willis Avenue/Semet Tar Beds Sites IRM

Interim Remedial Measure- Construction Completion Report, Willis Portion, Willis Avenue/Semet Tar Beds Sites IRM- (PDF) 1.0 mB, 38 pages (Report only. Appendices may be found at the document repositories: the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 615 Ere Blvd. West, Syracuse, NY; Onondaga County Public Library, 447 S. Salina Street, Syracuse; and the Atlantic States Legal Foundation, 58 W. Onondaga St. Syracuse. Please call for hours of availability)

Semet Tar Bed IRM Tie Back Wall/Engineered Flood Plain IRM Work Plan

Semet Tar Bed IRM Tie Back Wall/Engineered Flood Plain IRM Work Plan and Response Document -Dec. 2011 (PDF) 257 kB, 23 pages

Semet Residue Ponds Landscape Restoration Berm Surface Soil Sampling Letter Work Plan- May 2011 (PDF) (7 pages, 1.3 mB)

Semet Residue Ponds Landscape Improvements Letter Work Plan - May 2011 (PDF) (19 pages, 1.8 mB)

Construction Work Plan 1-690 Storm Drainage Phase 4 Rehabilitation

Construction Work Plan 1-690 Storm Drainage Phase 4 Rehabilitation Willis/Semet Tar Beds Site IRM- July 2012 (PDF) (17 pages, 902 kB)


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