The City began preparation work this week for the resurfacing of ten blocks of residential streets and five blocks of alleys in the 49th Ward. An additional four blocks of residential streets were resurfaced earlier this summer.
Resurfacing these streets and alleys will serve as an important protection against a reappearance of potholes should this upcoming winter prove as brutal as the last several.
Below is a list of streets and alleys that will be resurfaced, followed by an estimated date the resurfacing will take place.
- Columbia from Ashland to Clark (Monday, Sept. 14)
- Damen from Fargo to Birchwood (Thursday, Sept. 10)
- Glenwood (west of the tracks) from Lunt to Greenleaf (Saturday, Sept. 12)
- Howard from Eastlake to Sheridan (Thursday, Sept. 10)
- Hoyne from Jarvis to Fargo (Wednesday, Sept. 9)
- Ravenswood from Albion to Wallen (Saturday, Sept. 12)
- Ravenswood from Wallen to North Shore (Saturday, Sept. 12)
- Ravenswood from North Shore to Columbia (Saturday, Sept. 12)
- Ravenswood from Columbia to Pratt (Saturday, Sept. 12)
- Sherwin from the Lake to Sheridan (Saturday, Sept. 12)
Below is a list of alleys that will be resurfaced this month (followed by the estimated resurfacing date):
- Alley bound by Bosworth to Ashland, Howard to Jonquil (Thursday, Sept. 10)
- Alley bound by Clark to Ravenswood, Wallen to North Shore (Monday, Sept. 14)
- Alley bound by Eastlake to Sheridan, Fargo to Birchwood (Friday, Sept. 11)
- Alley bound by Sheridan to Greenview, Fargo to Birchwood (Thursday, Sept. 10)
- Alley bound by Sheridan to Greenview, Jarvis to Fargo (Friday, Sept. 11)
Below is a list of streets that were resurfaced last June:
- Greenview from Albion to North Shore
- Greenview from North Shore to Pratt
- Pratt from Clark to Ravenswood
- Pratt from Ravenswood to Wolcott
Please keep in mind the resurfacing dates are estimates only. Please be mindful of the “No Parking” signs that are posted prior to the resurfacing work.
Street and alley resurfacing in the 49th Ward is funded entirely through the ward’s “Aldermanic Menu” capital improvement budget. I employ a Participatory Budgeting Process for determining how that money is allocated.
Neighborhood volunteers work with experts in the City’s Department of Transportation to determine the streets and alleys that are most in need of resurfacing and list them in priority order. The entire ward then votes each spring on the percentage of the 49th Ward’s capital improvement budget that should be devoted to street and alley resurfacing and other basic infrastructure needs.
If you have a street or alley that you believe needs resurfacing, please submit the address of the street or alley to my office via email at email@example.com. I also urge you to attend one of the Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assemblies, which will be held this November. A schedule for the Assemblies will be emailed to you later this fall.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reply to this email or call my 49th Ward Service Office at 773-338-5796.