Lincoln – Ashland – Belmont intersection construction starting soon

Improvement construction will start soon on the following streets/intersections:

  • Lincoln Avenue from Wellington Avenue to Melrose Street
  • Ashland Avenue from Barry Avenue to School Street
  • Belmont Avenue from Ashland Avenue to Southport Avenue

Project Description:

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), in coordination with the offices of Alderman Tunney, Alderman Waguespack and Alderman Martin are pleased to announce the start of the construction of the second section of the Lincoln-Ashland-Belmont improvements.

Beginning in Spring 2022, Lincoln, Ashland, and Belmont Avenues will be improved as the City renovates the streets with infrastructure improvements and streetscape elements. The project will consist of numerous improvements, including full-width resurfacing, widened sidewalks, new lighting and traffic signals, new crosswalks, street trees, landscaping, community identifiers and other pedestrian amenities.  The Lincoln-Ashland-Belmont intersection will be reconfigured to improve traffic and pedestrian safety.  The improvements will also include an improved plaza space at the northwest corner of the intersection.

The project will consist of numerous improvements, including full-width resurfacing, new sidewalks, new lighting and traffic signals, new decorative crosswalks, street trees, community identifiers, and the reconstruction of the plaza on the northeast corner of the Lincoln-Ashland-Belmont intersection incorporating the existing memorial, seating, street trees, landscaping, and pavers.

These improvements have been designed by the City of Chicago Department of Transportation in close cooperation with community representatives and your Aldermen.

Project Highlights
-New sidewalks with paver parkways
-Full width resurfacing
-New traffic signals with reduced pedestrian crossing distances
-Benches, litter receptacles, and bike racks
-Street trees, hanging baskets, and new landscaping •Street and pedestrian lighting with LED smart lighting
-Light pole identifiers

Throughout construction the streets will remain open to motorists and pedestrians and access to businesses will be maintained. In order to keep the street open to traffic, parking will not be allowed in the area of active construction. In addition, there will be periodic parking restrictions on some side streets.

The CTA routes will not be affected. For more information, please call the CTA information hotline at: (all Chicagoland area codes) 836-7000.
The project is scheduled for substantial completion in Summer 2023. Construction review meetings will be held weekly when construction is under way. The meetings are open to the public and provide residents and businesses the opportunity to ask questions and coordinate concerns regarding construction. The dates, location, and time will be determined prior to construction start.


  • Construction Start – May 2022
  • Construction Completion – Anticipated Summer 2023

More information can be found here.

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