ISW New City/Back of the Yards: 47th Street and Ashland Avenue Corridor Improvements

Design Area: 47th Streets from Loomis Street to Hoyne Street, Ashland Avenue from 43rd Street to 49th Street

Project description

New City, consisting of the Canaryville and Back of the Yards neighborhoods, is one of 12 key commercial corridors in the 10 communities – the “front doors” to the neighborhoods – INVEST South/West collectively supports infrastructure development as a part of the initial phase of Mayor Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West commercial corridor improvement strategy.  Based on feedback received at the INVEST South/West kick off meeting, the priority focus is the intersection of 47th Street and Ashland Avenue and adjacent blocks.

The scope of this CDOT led project includes streetscape improvements on 47th Street, Loomis to Hoyne and on Ashland, 43rd Street to 49th Street. The project will provide safe, walkable, and attractive streets that will foster community and economic growth.  This effort will support the INVEST South/West initiative to re-activate neighborhood cores that have historically served as focal points for pedestrian activity, shopping, services, transportation, public spaces and quality-of-life amenities for local residents.

Ashland Avenue Construction:

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) in coordination with the local  Alderman are pleased to announce the start of the Ashland Avenue Improvement. Please use the link below to view the construction flyer which has additional information.

Construction Flyer:

Información de construcción

Construction Start – May 2023

Construction Completion – Anticipated Spring 2024

Construction Meetings will be held weekly. These will be a hybrid in person/ remote access meeting. The public is welcome to attend to ask questions, discuss concerns and find out what is happening next! The meetings will be weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. The first meeting will be held May 17, 2023 . These will be held at the field office located at 1100 W Cermak Street and can be called in remotely at 1-213-267-3760 Phone conference ID: 194 746 732#

To see the Community Public Open House held May 23, 2023 Exhibit Boards CLICK HERE.

Second Community Meeting Recording (English) below:

Second Community Meeting Recording in Spanish aquí.

Second Community Meeting Presentation PDF in English and Español.

First Community Meeting Recording (English) below:

First Community Meeting Recording in Spanish aquí.

First Community Meeting Presentation PDF in English and Español.

Additional INVEST South/West information New City (

Questions or comments regarding the project can be submitted below.

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