I’m pleased to report that construction will begin THIS MONDAY, MAY 3rd, on the long-awaited Morse-Glenwood streetscape project. The project encompasses Morse Avenue from Ashland to Wayne and Glenwood Avenue from Lunt to Farwell on both sides of the elevated tracks.
To accomodate this summer’s Glenwood Sunday Market, construction will be begin first on Glenwood west of the CTA tracks between Morse and Lunt. The hope is to complete construction in that area before the market begins in June. Construction will then extend to other areas throughout the project zone. The project should be fully completed by November.
New streetlights, sidewalks and planter boxes will grace Morse and Glenwood. In addition, Morse Avenue will be resurfaced and the sidewalks on Glenwood will be widened for greater pedestrian access. The brick pavers that now exist on the western side of Glenwood will remain in the traffic lanes.
For a Powerpoint presentation of the project, click on the attachment below:
The $4 million streetscape is funded by $1.6 million in city of Chicago funds and $2.4 million in federal funds secured by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.
This has been a very long process, made even longer by the reviewing requirements that came attached with the federal dollars. But our patience will be rewarded by this summer’s end with a new and more appealing appearance for both Morse and Glenwood.
Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you have any questions. You may reply to this e-mail or call my office at 773-338-5796.