The 606 park and trail system builds on our city’s reputation for innovation and creativity with yet another great Chicago icon. An unused, elevated rail line that once physically separated four neighborhoods will now knit them together, connecting thousands of children and their families, nature, and our community. The 606 brings together elevated trails for bikers and runners, art installations, and landscape design to create an urban oasis and a new way to explore Chicago.

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      April 17, 2014 – Construction Update

      Happening now: The bridge over Ashland removed the weekend of March 28-30 will be moved into place at Western this coming weekend,  April 19-20. Beginning at 5am Saturday morning, the bridge will be moved on special equipment south on Ashland Avenue, west on North Avenue, and north into place at Western Avenue. Rolling closures will precede the bridge on its path to its new location. The impacted roads will be closed to traffic and parking ahead of time, with the road reopening after the bridge passes. Western will remain closed between St. Paul and Moffat through midnight (12:00 a.m. Sunday…

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      Former Ashland Bridge to be Moved This Weekend

      TRAFFIC ALERT April 17, 2014 CONTACT: Pete Scales, CDOT 312.744.0707 FORMER ASHLAND AVENUE BRIDGE TO BE MOVED TO WESTERN AVENUE THIS WEEKEND AS PART OF THE 606 BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS No Parking on Ashland, North, and Western on Saturday Morning for Bridge Relocation; Western Temporarily Closed to Secure Bridge The fourth stage of bridge improvements related to construction on the Bloomingdale Trail, the centerpiece of The 606, will occur on Saturday, April 19th.  The bridge that previously spanned Ashland Avenue will be relocated to its new home on Western Avenue, including an early morning procession via North Avenue. “The kind of adaptive…

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