LINCOLN SQUARE — As they head to the polls, residents of the 47th Ward face some tough choices: new streetlights in the 4400 block of North Artesian Avenue or street resurfacing in the 2100 block of West Wilson Avenue?
Those are just two of the more than 100 infrastructure repairs included in a survey that will help Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) determine how to spend $1.3 million in aldermanic menu money.
Items on the list were compiled from block audits and also include holdovers from 2013. Projects encompass alley and street resurfacing, curb and gutter repair, streetlight upgrades and pedestrian safety improvements such as crossing signs.
Costs associated with each repair indicate the challenge of stretching $1.3 million: $47,500 per alley; $80,000 for curb and gutter replacement per block; $64,000 for streetlight replacement per block; $118,000 per block of street reconstruction.
The survey is just one tool being used to prioritize projects in the ward, the alderman stated in a newsletter to constituents.
Ward staff members are also conducting an assessment of needs, which will be combined with 311 data and information from city departments.
The survey, found here, is open for voting through March 28.