I think the location will be convenient for travelers on the Thruway by being 
immediately on the north side of the interchange of I-90 & NYS-414, near Magee 
at the west edge of the Town of Tyre. I would expect additional traffic on 
NYS-414, NYS-318, to the east NYS-5/US-20, to the northeast maybe on NYS-31, 
and to the south on NYS-96A, NYS-96, and NYS-89. My hope is that the other 
roads around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and the north Cayuga Lake Basin 
will not see much impact because they do not efficiently serve Magee or any 
large population center. Of course workers to build and run the complex have to 
come from somewhere, so expect a general local increase. We might be okay for 
traffic as long as there are no new roads or road straightenings or road 
expansions. Maybe it'll be a flop, since casinos elsewhere are failing, and 
after construction we'll see very little traffic. Maybe the light pollution 
will be limited to the interchange area. About 2 miles west of the interchange 
on the north side of the Thruway is a large pond/swamp full of dead trees with 
a major heronry, and herons and egrets commuting between here and the Montezuma 
Wetlands Complex may overfly the the casino site. Please chime in if you see 
other problems or think I've got it wrong. I only saw one map of the proposal 
awhile ago, and it was hard to track down´╗┐.

--Dave Nutter


On Dec 19, 2014, at 12:10 PM, Betsy Darlington <darlingtonb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> And not just the light pollution!  It's a massive project.
> Betsy
>
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Karen Edelstein <k...@cornell.edu>wrote:
>
>     My advance apologies if this question is outside of list bounds (please 
> weigh in, Chris). I am wondering if there are concerns about the light 
> pollution from the gigantic casino facility just approved for Tyre, and the 
> impacts this gaming development may generate at Montezuma NWR. When this 
> project was first proposed, I asked Tom Jasikoff if a study would be done, 
> but never heard back.
>
>     Thanks for your thoughts.  Please email me off- list if Chris says this 
> is not ok too discuss here.
>
>     Karen
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