LOGAN SQUARE — Logan Square and Avondale's stretch of Milwaukee Avenue will see improvements under the same city plan that is bringing new transportation infrastructure and traffic changes to Wicker Park's main hub.
As part of the city's "Complete Streets" initiative, the Chicago Department of Transportation is set to host its first public meeting on the subject from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Aug. 30 at Logandale Middle School, 3212 W. George St.
The goal of the meeting is to collect suggestions, identify stakeholders and gather data on traffic patterns to make the 1.1-mile stretch of Milwaukee Avenue from Logan Boulevard to Belmont Avenue more safe without sacrificing the area's "historic integrity and the needs of [its] diverse residents," according to the city agency.
There will be a total of three public meetings before the development phase kicks in. Construction could begin in 2020, according to the city.
Several "pilot" changes are coming to Wicker Park as soon as next month under the plan, including reducing parking spaces and eliminating bus stops while adding more pavement markings and space on the street for cyclists to gather at intersections.