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North Sherman Avenue Proposal

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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby Violet_Skye » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:42 pm

As a fairly new north side resident, I too was unaware of these listserves. Just joined.

Join our Northside Listserves:

NPC Discuss:
An email listserve of anyone who lives or works on the Northside can join and get updates about NPC-hosted community-wide meetings and potlucks, and other relevant news. Contact Abha (editor@northsidenews.org or 661-0060, ext.3) to join.

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Northside Information and Community Events (NICE):
A Google Group that focuses on Northside announcements but without discussion. To join NICE, email northside-info-and-community-events@googlegroups.com or phone 244-2858.

Question: Has it been determined that it is definitely going to be 'just paint'? I was wondering, or rather hoping, that some reconstruction would be done as well, since the road isn't in the best condition. It's especially bad around the railroad tracks.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby rabble » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:38 pm

Violet_Skye wrote:Question: Has it been determined that it is definitely going to be 'just paint'? I was wondering, or rather hoping, that some reconstruction would be done as well, since the road isn't in the best condition. It's especially bad around the railroad tracks.

Now that you mention it, I think it might involve reconstruction and maybe even some pedestrian islands out towards northport.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:57 pm

I think it was the all powerful pedestrian lobby who was behind that one.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby david cohen » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:48 pm

bette them than the pedophilian lobby;)
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby gargantua » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:57 pm

david cohen wrote:bette them than the pedophilian lobby;)

As the PA announcer at a Mallards game says for a foul out of play: "Wiener!"
Hey, it's a North Side thing y'all.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby jman111 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:01 am

rabble wrote:
Violet_Skye wrote:Question: Has it been determined that it is definitely going to be 'just paint'? I was wondering, or rather hoping, that some reconstruction would be done as well, since the road isn't in the best condition. It's especially bad around the railroad tracks.

Now that you mention it, I think it might involve reconstruction and maybe even some pedestrian islands out towards northport.

Planned upgrade includes addition of pedestrian islands:
 at the existing rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) between Roth St and Aberg Ave
 between Steensland Drive and Boyd Avenue
 on the north side of the Logan Street intersection
 on the north side of the Farragut Street intersection
 on the south side of the Sachtjen Street intersection

plan
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby barney » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:04 am

fwiw, project started today.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby minicat » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:47 pm

YAAAY!!!

about damn time.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby jman111 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:50 pm

barney wrote:fwiw, project started today.

Painting is supposed to be done this week (by Thursday). Cones will serve as temp pedestrian islands until those are constructed "in a few weeks".
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby sylvie » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:58 pm

I just tried backing out of my driveway with a long line of bumper to bumper cars in one lane. Ugh.

Wanna bet the majority of northsiders don't know anything about this - or the northside listservs where it was hatched.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby rabble » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:08 pm

sylvie wrote:I just tried backing out of my driveway with a long line of bumper to bumper cars in one lane. Ugh.

Yeah, I don't like it when they're doing road work on my street either.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby DCB » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:06 pm

sylvie wrote:I just tried backing out of my driveway with a long line of bumper to bumper cars in one lane. Ugh.

Don't worry. The construction will only last 8-10 years. Or until the destruction of capitalism is complete, whichever comes first.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby barney » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:02 pm

Just like Old University didn't dry up and blow away when they restructured it a few years ago, neither will Sherman Ave.

Of course, the trains are going to add a whole other level of fun, but, hey, it keeps the Northside interesting.....
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby sylvie » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:34 pm

Drivers are having a horrible time trying to get out of the Northgate shopping center parking lot through bumper to bumper traffic in one lane. They may not come back.
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Re: North Sherman Avenue Proposal

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:39 pm

Give it a few days and see if the commuters switch to the Northport - Packers route when going in and out of town.
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