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Eyes on the Street: New Pedestrian Islands on Lawrence Avenue

12:51 PM CDT on September 6, 2013

Lawrence Avenue streetscape and road diet construction

Three years after the Chicago Department of Transportation presented renderings and details about a proposal to narrow Lawrence Avenue between Clark Street and Western Avenue in Lincoln Square, construction began in June despite late opposition from business owners.


The project will put Lawrence on a road diet from four travel lanes to two, with a center turn lane at some intersections and pedestrian crossing islands at others. Some sidewalks will be widened, and painted bike lanes will be installed in both directions.

Lawrence Avenue Streetscape Pedestrian Island
Lawrence Avenue, before the road diet

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