|One of the mural submissions for the viaducts|
Both the Wilson and Lawrence viaducts at Lake Shore Drive are slated for reconstruction some time in the distant future, but in the meantime, Ald. Cappleman's office would like your input on which mural design should grace the walkways under each overpass. Visit this link and choose which of the 4 designs you'd like to see under the Lawrence and Wilson viaducts. Voting ends August 8th at 5pm.
Update: As for the timeline, Ald. Cappleman's newsletter says: "After the 2 selections are made, we will be coordinating with the State of Illinois for the the minor repairs on the bridges and the City for repainting the viaducts. When both jobs are completed, work will start with the 2 murals.
The work for these underpasses will need to last until the State of Illinois has sufficient funds to do the major overhaul of the bridges, which could be ten more years. In the meantime, improving this area will make the neighborhood look more welcoming to residents that walk and bicycle to the lake shore as well as motorists driving into the neighborhood from Lake Shore Drive."