The residents of the University Village/University Commons live next to many aging viaducts along 16th Street. Four years ago Connecting4Communites along with residents got the attention of Patrick Thompson, who was then running for Alderman of the 11th Ward. He took up our cause and made the safety and well-being of his constituents along with others travelling through these viaducts part of his platform.
Fast forward to now and Alderman Thompson is keeping his campaign promise throughout our area.
The Peoria Viaduct has new LED lights installed and work on its sidewalks and street should start this summer. The Halsted, Morgan and Racine viaducts will be getting new LED lighting in the next year or so.
The Alderman has requested if any resident sees any infrastructure issues to please report them to his office. He has direct contact with the railroads and has been discussing these issues with them.
A new mural will be going up in Halsted viaduct later this year, and, hopefully, with some community fundraising of $6000, we can add an additional mural in the Morgan viaduct. If you are interested in making a donation or want to help fund raise, please contact email@example.com