Do you oppose the Belmont “flyover” project? Have concerns about the impact of the Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization Project?
You can let your voice be heard at two open houses this week on these projects.
Sound off from 5:30 till 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization Project at a hearing at Truman Community College in the Wilson Lobby, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.
Give your opinion on the Red-Purple Bypass Project, aka the Belmont “flyover,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the 19th District Police Department, 850 W. Addison St.
The Belmont flyover in particular has been under the microscope since it was announced that 16 buildings on Clark and Wilton would have to be torn down to build the bypass over the tracks north of Belmont so the Brown Line no longer delays Red and Purple trains.
On Sunday, Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin wrote a passionate piece opposing the $320 million project. His bottom line – it just wasn’t worth taking down all those buildings to cut delays that average 84 seconds.
He may have a point there. Perhaps CTA planners can find another way to architect the flyover without taking out so many buildings.
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