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Lincoln Avenue Placemaking Construction Now Underway

Lincoln Hub 4-20-2015

(Photo: Work in progress as of April 20, 2015)

Construction is underway on the Lincoln Avenue Placemaking Project as of April 20. We'll appreciate your patience during the work, and we are very excited about the energy this project and the new Lincoln Hub will add to the street when completed! Information about the construction impacts and a project overview are below.

Lincoln Hub

Lincoln Avenue Placemaking Construction

  • Project Start Date: April 20, 2015
  • Completion Date: Around May 22, 2015 (weather cooperating)
  • Location: Most of the work activity will be at the Lincoln Hub (Lincoln/Southport/Wellington intersection)
  • Work Description: The work will consist of installing bollards at the intersection, installing benches along Lincoln Avenue, and painting streetand sidewalk surfaces.
  • Work Impacts:
    • Some parking restrictions for work vehicles
    • Traffic control/partial lane closures while workers are in the street(there will be no street closures, but expect slower traffic during thework)
    • Sidewalks will be disrupted during painting, however, our contractors will work in sections to maintain pedestrian paths and access on all sidewalks (we will not be closing sidewalks)

About the Lincoln Hub and Lincoln Avenue Placemaking Project

In 2014, we debuted a new placemaking plan to make Lincoln Avenue between Diversey and Belmont a more attractive place to visit, live and do business, based on input gathered from a community process involving more than 250 participating residents and businesses. New clusters of custom seating and planters will be placed along all four blocks of Lincoln Avenue from Diversey to Belmont, along with an artistic motif painted on the sidewalks and street that will tie the corridor together, creating a colorful visual effect and making the street furniture stand out. All three of these elements will climax at the Lincoln Hub, an installation at the intersection of Lincoln/Wellington/Southport combining public art with traffic calming to create a memorable focal point for the corridor. The Lincoln Hub will feature a modern oriental-rug-inspired art installation painted on the street and sidewalk surface, painted curb extensions to create additional pedestrian space at the corners and to shorten the crosswalk distances, and new seating and landscaping. This focal point can play host to future community programming on the wider sidewalks next to St. Alphonsus church. The project was designed by award-winning urban design and landscape architecture firm Site Design Group.

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You can read more about this and other SSA 27 public space projects here.

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