Even as the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) cut the ribbon on the Motor Row streetscape improvement project, another project has gotten underway on the city’s North Side. CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi, 32rd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack, and 47th Ward Ald. Matt Martin recently broke ground on the Lincoln-Ashland-Belmont Section 2 streetscape improvement project.
The project will increase safety for all road users, enhance walkability and support economic development. Improvements include full-width resurfacing, new lighting and traffic signals, street trees, community identifiers, the reconstruction of three intersections, widened sidewalks, new decorative crosswalks, and a larger pedestrian plaza space with seating, street trees, landscaping and pavers.
“This streetscape project has something for everyone, whether you are walking, biking, driving, or taking transit near the Lincoln, Ashland, and Belmont corridor,” said Biagi. “These are the types of projects that not only improve safety, but also support shared community space and economic growth.”
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).