Originally Posted by StormFire
Per the Sun-Times, the city has a new transporation plan. It has the usual stuff - more bike routes, Damen/Elston fix, etc. But it also mentions razing the Belmont and Western overpass. Last I heard they have been going back and forth on repair or tear down (and have been forever). So this is news to me.
It was pretty much a fait accompli anyway. The teardown is cheaper and the city's models claim traffic would be able to move faster through the corridor without
That intersection is kind of a black hole because of the flyover, but it's just a few blocks away from red hot Roscoe Village, so hopefully without the overpass this area can get some much-needed love.
There's also some neat stuff about a master strategy for traffic management, with a scientific approach to signal interconnection and variable-message signs on arterials. Glad to see the city is focusing on maximizing the capacity of existing roadways instead of huge, expensive road expansions.
Plus - the Wells-Wentworth Connector lives!