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Winnemac Park Neighbors: Lawrence Street-scape, Metra update

We hosted a gathering last week on October 15th for Winnemac Park Neighbors.  Here’s an update we received from the 47th Ward Alderman’s office on the ongoing Lawrence Street-scape project and a quick update on the Ravenswood Metra station:

Cones slowing you down? 

The Lawrence Avenue Streetscape is on schedule.  Asphalt and concrete work on the north side of the street from Damen to Western is complete; installation of the pavers, and light fixtures will follow.  Sidewalk work is continuing on the south side of the street and is on schedule to be completed this November. Rain gardens, trees, and other landscaping and some roadway marking details will be completed in the spring as they begin the hardscape between Damen and Clark.

The section of streetscape in front of Mariano’s will be completed this fall by their own crews, following CDOT’s specs.  Any questions can be directed to me at [email protected]

Metra is ongoing;  the West side of the station will be complete by April .  The east side (in-bound) will remain on the north side of Lawrence until the end of the project; likely in the end of 2015.