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The Western Avenue overpass is finally coming down

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Elizabeth Atkinson
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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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