Bronzeville/Mt. Vernon Safety and Mobility Action Plan Updates
The Department of Public Service placed an interim safety treatment on Mt. Vernon Avenue from 20th Street to Phillips Street in September 2021.
This treatment includes the following:
- All-way STOP signs at Champion Avenue and Mt. Vernon Avenue
- All-way STOP signs at Ohio Avenue and Mt. Vernon Avenue
- New crosswalk markings near Champion Middle School
- Striped parking lanes with curb extensions along Mt. Vernon Avenue
This installation meets one of the overarching project goals from the Bronzeville/Mt. Vernon Avenue Safety and Mobility Action Plan to address crashes and near misses at the Champion Avenue and Mt. Vernon Avenue intersection. The installation is continually being monitored for effectiveness at reducing vehicle speeds and crashes and will remain in place until a preferred alternative is identified.
The project team is currently working towards developing concepts for the corridor to meet the goals of reducing vehicle speeds, improving safety, and providing more transportation options to residents. Corridor-wide concepts are being evaluated for long-term implementation and are currently unfunded. Alternatives will be evaluated based upon safety, mobility, community alignment, and feasibility. Intersection improvements will be assessed in relation to each alternative. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (614) 645-3111.
The project timeline has been extended to adequately assess alternatives and involve community members in decision-making. Public engagement is planned for January 2022.