Thursday, June 5, 2008

Emergency Street Closure On Montrose

Ald. Gene Schulter sent out an email alert that may affect your route if you drive Montrose (sidewalks remain open). Looks like the giant sinkhole of last winter has developed some problem spawn:

This evening, I was notified by the Department of Water Management that emergency sewer repair work will be conducted on Montrose Avenue beginning tomorrow morning at 9:00 am. Excavations and repairs need to occur at both 1747 W. Montrose and 1911 W. Montrose.

Montrose Avenue between Damen and Ashland will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will be permitted except for the specific areas in which the Department of Water Management is working. Sidewalk will remain open. Through traffic will advised to turn and CTA busses will be rerouted to Lawrence between Damen and Ashland. The Montrose Brown Line Station will remain open.

The closure begins at 9:00 am on Friday morning at 1911 W. Montrose and will continue through the work day. Work will resume at 7:00 am on Saturday and should be completed by the end of Saturday. Work will then be moved to 1747 W. Montrose beginning on Monday morning.


  1. Must be nice to have an alderman that is quick and responsive to his residents by providing these e-mails.

  2. I got a seperate e-mail later about the Ribfest going on this weekend. When will we have a festival in Uptown that people actually want to attend?

  3. That's the idea. Shiller has her UnityFest that her own groups get invited to. She's never posted any announcements about it to the BPN board or to the block clubs.

    It has been made clear to me in previous years that I'm not welcome (snotty comments from attendees made to my face).

    Shiller has no interest -- ZIP -- in doing a damn thing for the condo owners here, except to take their property taxes to build more subsidized housing.

  4. Schulter's office is great... very communicative and responsive. No request is too big or too small. He's got a great staff and I'm happy to be in his ward. [/end gush]