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project background

The Southwest Conference of Mayors (SCM) recently completeda study to develop a transportation, land use and economic development plan for the Cicero Avenue Corridor. The Conference received grants totaling $200,000 from RTA and IDOT in 2011, and selected the consulting firm URS Corporation to assist with development of the plan. Together with community leaders, agencies, and the public at large, the consultant team will be developing a transportation and economic development plan for the Cicero Avenue Corridor. This study is designed to complement, not supersede, the existing plans of corridor communities, such as citywide comprehensive Plans or neighborhood plans.

The plan focuses on the Cicero Avenue Corridor from 55th Street on the north to 127th Street on the south.  There are six communities along the corridor: Chicago, Bedford Park, Burbank, Hometown, Oak Lawn and Alsip.

Cicero Avenue is a major transportation route throughout the Chicago metropolitan region. Midway Airport is located at the north end of the study corridor, and the Tri-State Tollway is accessed at the south end of the study area.  Daily traffic on Cicero Avenue averages 41,000-53,000 passenger vehicles and 3,000-6,000 trucks per day. The corridor is served by numerous Pace and CTA bus routes, Metra Southwest Service with a station in Oak Lawn, and CTA Orange Line access at 59th Street / Midway Airport.  Land uses along the corridor are predominantly commercial, industrial and transportation-related, with pockets of interspersed open space and residential.

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