Photo Credit: Grid Chicago
This comes as such great news. Over 7 years ago, we met with, then Alderman, Manny Flores to discuss our concerns about the intersection at Wood Street & Milwaukee Avenue (at 1400 N. Milwaukee Avenue) and how dangerous it was. With the street lights being difficult to see, many times cars traveling North to South on Milwaukee Avenue would fail to see the light had turned red - and we (heading Northeast on Wolcott/Wood) and would almost be broadsided.
The problems extend far beyond that, however, with pedestrians having an equally tough time and Steve Vance of Grid Chicago has done an excellent job of outlining both the safety issues as well as the potential solutions. For starters, the island pictured in the photo above will be removed enabling the flow of traffic. Grid Chicago has included the City's plans to make this a safer intersection.
According to the 1st Ward Office construction on the revamped intersection is to begin September 2012. For Full Details:
Drawing provided via: Grid Chicago