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ws05champs
06-02-2006, 09:01 AM
Anybody know how the Archer and Ashland intersection construction is going? I heard it may have been finished May 24.

chisoxfanatic
06-02-2006, 09:35 AM
Anybody know how the Archer and Ashland intersection construction is going? I heard it may have been finished May 24.

I drive past it every week day to go to work. It's STILL not finished! The northeastbound lanes are still torn apart, and it's been very annoying to have had to deal with this since last August 15th. I hope it gets done soon.

itsnotrequired
06-02-2006, 09:42 AM
May 24th was the scheduled completion date. Looks like they didn't make it...

ewokpelts
06-02-2006, 10:01 AM
lanes are stil torn up, and the new bridge isnt even up yet
Gene

miker
06-02-2006, 10:10 AM
Okay, I'm not going to charge that there is a conspiracy because these jobs were probably scheduled long before the White Sox won the World Series, but it does seem that every major road south of downtown is torn up this summer.

Or am I just crazy?

viagracat
06-02-2006, 10:52 AM
Okay, I'm not going to charge that there is a conspiracy because these jobs were probably scheduled long before the White Sox won the World Series, but it does seem that every major road south of downtown is torn up this summer.

Or am I just crazy?

Yes. Deal with it. :D:

Gammons Peter
06-02-2006, 11:23 AM
Is there a better way to get on 55 south?

tebman
06-02-2006, 11:30 AM
Is there a better way to get on 55 south?
Sure. Use Damen. For me this year, Damen has always been easier getting on and off I-55.

FielderJones
06-02-2006, 12:17 PM
Sure. Use Damen. For me this year, Damen has always been easier getting on and off I-55.

Is there a way to get from the Cell to Damen without using Archer, 35th, or one of the other jammed arteries?

tebman
06-02-2006, 12:19 PM
Is there a way to get from the Cell to Damen without using Archer, 35th, or one of the other jammed arteries?
What I do is take Pershing (39th Street) all the way to Damen. I park in Lot F, which is south of the ballpark, so Pershing is the easiest way in and out for me.

Check Google Maps and take a look at the Damen exit on I-55; you can take Damen south to Pershing and on to the parking lots, and just do the reverse on the way out.

Law11
06-02-2006, 12:19 PM
Is there a better way to get on 55 south?

Hell Ive been taking the ryan north to the Stevenson. It takes about 10 minutes tops. You can take the frontage roads that ride along the ryan all the way until they dead end onto the ryan you are actually in the exit lane for the Stevenson when you enter the Ryan from that point.

chisoxfanatic
06-02-2006, 01:25 PM
lanes are stil torn up, and the new bridge isnt even up yet
Gene

They're putting a new bridge up there too? I thought the purpose of the old bridge was for cars to bypass one traffic light (Archer & Ashland). Would the bridge extend over the newly-created Robinson Ave. traffic light? If not, the whole idea of constructing a new bridge is pointless.

JohnBasedowYoda
06-02-2006, 01:28 PM
Is it possible to have construction at almost every intersection in chicago? They're doing their best.

miker
06-02-2006, 02:19 PM
Yes. Deal with it. :D:
Are you saying I should deal with "being crazy?" Because I've solved the traffic issue, mostly with public transportation.

Sargeant79
06-02-2006, 04:39 PM
They're putting a new bridge up there too? I thought the purpose of the old bridge was for cars to bypass one traffic light (Archer & Ashland). Would the bridge extend over the newly-created Robinson Ave. traffic light? If not, the whole idea of constructing a new bridge is pointless.

I may be incorrect, but I don't believe a new bridge was in the plans. My understanding was that the point of the project was to eliminate the bridge and just redirect the I-55 traffic to the Robinson Ave. light.

Chips
06-02-2006, 04:41 PM
I may be incorrect, but I don't believe a new bridge was in the plans. My understanding was that the point of the project was to eliminate the bridge and just redirect the I-55 traffic to the Robinson Ave. light.

There is not going to be a new bridge. And I heard it will be complete by July 1, 2006.

cubhater
06-03-2006, 12:17 AM
There is not going to be a new bridge. And I heard it will be complete by July 1, 2006.

Very true about not having a bridge there. But the July 1 finish date makes me wanna :kneeslap:

It seems like this project is taking forever to complete and I'm not going to even start talking about the traffic jams on Archer, especially westbound.

I wish IDOT or whoever's in charge kept the bridge.

Viva Medias B's
06-03-2006, 12:21 AM
Damen is definitely the way to go over Ashland. This is especially so after games. While Ashland backs up all the way to 35th Street, you can take 35th west to Damen and zip right onto the outbound Stevenson.

Sidebar: Has anyone ever eaten at Huck Finn Doughnuts at Damen and Archer? If so, what is it like?

Demafrost
06-03-2006, 12:28 AM
Archer/Ashland is worse, but I hate going past Ashland and Chicago during rush hour.

Mohoney
06-03-2006, 12:57 AM
Sidebar: Has anyone ever eaten at Huck Finn Doughnuts at Damen and Archer? If so, what is it like?

I haven't been there in a few years, but from what I remember, it's a nice little breakfast joint.

chisoxfanatic
06-03-2006, 01:28 AM
Sidebar: Has anyone ever eaten at Huck Finn Doughnuts at Damen and Archer? If so, what is it like?

It's decent for a quickie sit-down restaurant. They serve the entire menu 24/7. There's another place at Archer/35th a few blocks west of there called the New Archview Restaurant, which is open 24/7 as well and has the same dining experience.

Chips
06-03-2006, 04:04 PM
It's decent for a quickie sit-down restaurant. They serve the entire menu 24/7. There's another place at Archer/35th a few blocks west of there called the New Archview Restaurant, which is open 24/7 as well and has the same dining experience.

Or you can go further down Archer to Mt. Pindos at Archer and Pulaski. Also a 24/7 Greek restaurant. And further down Archer, there is Brandy's at Archer and Central. Brandy's has a good creamy soup on Thursday and Sunday that is great for dipping bread in after a night of drinking at Guide's or another Archer Ave bar.

Chips
06-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Very true about not having a bridge there. But the July 1 finish date makes me wanna :kneeslap:

It seems like this project is taking forever to complete and I'm not going to even start talking about the traffic jams on Archer, especially westbound.

I wish IDOT or whoever's in charge kept the bridge.

I heard the July 1 date from the guy who has the Tamale shop at Archer and Robinson.