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City Plan to Reconfigure Damen/Fullerton/Elston Intersection Revealed

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 28, 2011 4:20PM

The city finally revealed its long-planned renovation project for the labyrinthine intersection at Elston, Fullerton and Damen that's confounded commuters for years. That six corners intersection flummoxes an average of 70,000 commuters a day and is one of the banes of 32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack's existence. Waguespack says he receives more calls about this intersection than anything else and believes that the development in recent years around the intersection makes rehabbing it a priority.

As you can see from the rendering above, the plan calls for re-routing Elston just before Fullerton, then west before connecting back to its original path of travel. This plan was chosen over dueling overpass and underpass plans. Last night's public hearing was the final step before moving forward with the project.