End of Summer Street Resurfacing and Traffic Safety Improvements
In coming weeks, the following streets will be fully resurfaced, including the replacement of curbs and gutters and the installation of ADA compliant ramps.
- Sheffield Avenue - North Avenue to Armitage Avenue
- Inner Lake Shore Drive - Burton Place to Division Street
- Northbound Lake Shore Drive - North Avenue to Grand Avenue
- Southbound Lake Shore Drive - North Avenue to Grand Avenue
- Stockton Drive - 2021 N. Stockton to 2600 N. Stockton
- Wells Street - North Avenue to Lincoln Avenue
Lanes will remain open for traffic during all these projects. Watch this newsletter for updates.
Traffic Safety Enhancements
hen neighbors report traffic safety issues to the 43rd Ward office, we alert the Department of Transportation to ensure engineers examine the issue.
Thanks to neighbors who contacted us, CDOT is implementing the following modifications.
LaSalle Drive and Lake Shore Drive
Residents report that there is confusion as to the lane utilization of the eastbound lanes of LaSalle Drive leading to southbound Lake Shore Drive.
CDOT will be installing new signs indicating which lanes continue straight and which are designated for turning. CDOT also recommended installing guide arrows and guide line pavement markings, which we will be funding through the Aldermanic Menu Fund.
Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive
CDOT will install a 'Turning Vehicles Yield to Pedestrians' sign on the westbound approach of Fullerton and Cannon. Installation of this sign will give approaching vehicles advance warning of the possibility of crossing pedestrians.
Halsted Street and Willow Street
In response to residents reports that the timing of the traffic signal at the intersection of Halsted and Willow was leading to traffic congestion, CDOT reset the traffic signal controller to improve traffic flow.
Thank you to all who continue contact my office to report issues of concern. We're very proud to be able to work together to make improvements in our Ward.