A construction timeline has been revealed for the upcoming redesign of the Logan Square traffic circle at the heart of the neighborhood. The major intersection made up of N Milwaukee Avenue, N Kedzie Boulevard, and W Logan Boulevard, will finally be rebuilt after years of delays and concerns from local neighbors over its safety. The project is being led by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) along with IDOT and Capitol Cement Co.
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Initial renderings have been revealed for the remodel of the Logan Square CTA Blue Line station at 2620 N Milwaukee Avenue. Located on the intersection with N Kedzie Avenue across the street from the famed square, the multi-exit station is set to receive its first major renovation in its 50-year history. The project is being led by Chicago Transit Authority and the Chicago Department of Transportation who are working local-form Jacobs Engineering on its design.
The City of Chicago has announced its plans to proceed with the extension of the 606 trail in Bucktown. The extension will only be a portion of the greater planned expansion that will take the trail into the Lincoln Yards megadevelopment, near which we saw another two residential buildings proposed earlier this week. The Chicago Department of Transportation is leading the work with an unannounced design team already working on plans.
New bike infrastructure plans have been announced along parts of N Milwaukee Avenue and W Grand Avenue within West Town. The two separate projects will run on portions of the large roads as each city ward must coordinate such infrastructure within their boundaries, the lanes would bring desperately needed improvements on some of the most dangerous streets in the city. The work for both is being executed in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) with the support of some advocacy groups.
The Chicago Department of Transportation and Lyft have announced a major expansion for the city’s Divvy bike share system across multiple northwest and southwest neighborhoods. The expansion comes right after the system finished its latest round of work which included added stations, new e-bikes, and parking stations. However it comes at a time where bike-related deaths and accidents are on the rise with local advocates calling for improved infrastructure.