What's Going On At Harwood and Dixie? Minutes With the Mayor
In this installment of "Minutes with the Mayor," Village President Richard Hofeld explains why the road near Homewood's north viaduct has been blocked off for so long and what its future will be.
In this edition, Hofeld answers: what is going on with the blocked off section of Harwood Avenue just south of Homewood's north viaduct? His response? Ask IDOT.
The section of Harwood Avenue just to the south of the north viaduct has been blocked off at least four to five years. It’s a state route, Harwood Avenue, and the reason it was blocked off was, when it was a two way street, there were numerous accidents as people tried to get through the viaduct and make a left turn. So it was blocked off. We have asked the state for years to construct a curb to narrow the roadway down so it’s southbound only and the state had said they will look at it. Well this is the Illinois Department of Transportation. We’ve worked with them for the last four years. We talk to a different person every time we’re talking to someone. And we’ve been up at their headquarters less than a month ago and that was one of the four projects we discussed with them. And once again, they’re reviewing it. So, until they do the curb work and do the actual narrowing of the lane, which is on their street, it has to remain the way it is. And I agree, it looks terrible.
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