Western-Belmont Overpass Demolition Still On Hold

The Western Avenue Overpass at Belmont & Clybourn. Photo credit Patty Wetli/DNA Info.

It’s been nearly four years since the demolition of the Western Avenue Overpassover Belmont Avenue in the Roscoe Village neighborhood was originally announced.

And it may be a few more years before the project becomes a reality says DNA Info Chicago.

But since then, the structure still remains and the project remains unfunded and still in the design phase with no concrete date to actually begin dismantling the roadway behemoth, according to DNA Info Chicago.

The overpass was originally constructed in 1962 to diminish traffic congestion around the legendary Riverview Amusement Park. Although the park closed down five years later in 1967. In the subsequent 50 years the overpass has become riddled with potholes and is in general disrepair.

Here’s DNA Info’s full report, “Western-Belmont Overpass Sticking Around Awhile.”

One Response to Western-Belmont Overpass Demolition Still On Hold

  1. Jeff says:

    The Western Avenue overpass at Belmont will be demolished next year

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140610/roscoe-village/western-belmont-overpass-be-demolished-2015

    This should make for extra fun when the Ashland BRT pushes 15,000 cars a day onto Western Avenue and other parallel streets. Another head up the ass planning coup for CDOT.

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