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Argyle Streetscape Plan Countdown Begins, Killing All Curbs

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TheArgyle Streetscape Plan is starting on July 6, per an announcement by Ald. Harry Osterman (48th). At that time, Argyle Street will only allow one-way eastbound traffic. Let the detours begin. This $3 million project aims to create the city's first shared street, creating the feel of a plaza in Uptown. Once renovations are complete, there will no longer be a curb; the sidewalk and road will be on the same plane.

Designed by Site Design Group Ltd, the plan will widen the sidewalk to15 feet across, narrowing the road in the process. Will it make our commuting safer and more efficient? We'll ultimately see in spring 2016, when the new-look street reopens. But before then, you can head to a community meeting or two; the next one starts June 30 at 6 p.m. at Furama Restaurant. Updates on meetings and construction can be found here.

· Argyle Project Renderings [Site Design Group Ltd.]
· Open on Argyle [Explore Uptown]
· Argyle Streetscape Construction Begins July 6: Alderman [DNA Info]
· All Argyle Streetscape Coverage [Curbed Chicago]