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The Western Avenue overpass is finally coming down

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

That dilapidated overpass at Western and Belmont Avenues will finally be put out of its misery starting March 1, the Sun-Times reported. The demolition comes ahead of the construction of a new five-way intersection, which will hopefully make one of the city's most confusing throughways a bit more manageable.

In case the headache of a new five-way intersection wasn't enough for Chicagoans, the Sun-Times reported that traffic on Western Avenue will be restricted to one lane in both directions during construction and sometimes will be completely closed. A section of Belmont Avenue will also be restricted as the project moves forward, with more details to be revealed at a future date. Construction is currently scheduled for 18 months, meaning that Roscoe Village residents are in for a lot of traffic over next year or two.

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