Redeveloped Western-Belmont Corridor opens Monday

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Monday, July 24, 2017
Western-Belmont Corridor
A rendering of the finished Western-Belmont Corridor.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Drivers on Chicago's Northwest Side are getting some great news on Monday.

Mayor Emanuel will open the re-developed Western-Belmont Corridor Monday afternoon.

Crews have removed a nearly 60-year-old viaduct that ran down Western Avenue. The construction has created a traffic bottleneck for months.

Drivers will now get three lanes of traffic in each direction during rush hours, with curbside parking during off-peak hours. There are also pedestrian countdowns, new lighting and landscaped medians.