DNA Info: Chicago Department of Transportation Draws Up Plans to Improve State Street
The area of State Street between 69th and 79th Streets:
The Chicago Department of Transportation is researching possible improvements for State Street between 69th and 79th streets, motivated in part by a request from Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th), who has vowed to improve the stretch.You may have seen some information regarding this via Concerned Citizens of Chatham or The Sixth Ward fb pages
Sawyer has said he wants to bring more businesses to the corridor, to find ways to improve pedestrian safety and expand street parking. Funding would come from the Arterial Street Resurfacing Program.
CDOT’s recommendations include:
Another proposed improvement would shorten pedestrian crossing distances. Other improvements that would benefit pedestrians would be high-visibility continental crosswalks and ADA ramps at each intersection.
- resurfacing the street
- removing excess capacity
- adding additional parking
- improving crossings at major transit points