Emanuel, Ald. Burnett Break Ground on Second Phase of Fulton Market Project

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Alderman Walter Burnett (27th Ward) and West Loop stakeholders in breaking ground on the second phase of the Fulton Market Streetscape Project, which will improve pedestrian safety and upgrade the infrastructure on the historic corridor from Carpenter Street to Ogden Avenue. Work on the first phase of the modernization project, from Halsted to Carpenter, was completed by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) in November 2018. The City Council designated the Fulton-Randolph Market District as a Chicago Landmark in July 2015. Features of the project include:

• Granite cobbled intersections with granite accents and attractive street furniture, including seating and bike racks, throughout the project area.

• New, widened sidewalks, shorter pedestrian crossings at intersections and new energy-efficient LED street lighting.

• Design that enhances the industrial character by maintaining raised sidewalks and dock areas on certain blocks.

Work on the second phase from Carpenter to Ogden is expected to be complete by the end of 2019. The total cost for both phases of the project is $20.3 million.

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