Repair the 68th St Emergency Access Road Between Cornell and East End

Repair the 68th St Emergency Access Road Between Cornell and East End

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Stephen Ahlgrim started this petition to Leslie A. Hairston

This petition calls on Alderwoman Leslie Hairston of the 5th Ward to repair and improve the Emergency Access Road on the 68th St between Cornell Avenue and East End Avenue in the Parkside neighborhood.

There is currently a semi-permanent pool of stagnant water in this area because there is not adequate drainage or a pitched route to sewers.  The disrepair of this area presents several dangers and challenges to the Parkside community that must be immediately addressed.

Our community is endangered by creating a hinderance for first responders to transit between these roads.  This passage is an important path to and from Stony Island Avenue that leads to our area’s hospitals, police, and fire stations.

By not repairing this thoroughfare now, additional damage is done by oversaturating the soil, contributing the additional erosion and damage of the street pavement, and sidewalks.  By not fixing this, the problem can only become larger and more expensive.

 A pool of long-standing stagnant water presents a public health danger to our community and is a blight on the Parkside Community.  Standing water is a breeding ground for disease, viruses, and parasites that will affect our neighbors, as this passage is often used for pedestrians.

As the weather in Chicago cools, this stagnant water will freeze, and presents a dangerous slipping hazard for our residents.  By neglecting repair to this thoroughfare, the City complicit in this hazard.

Signers of this petition request that Alderwoman Leslie Hairston hire local workers to perform these necessary repairs.  In this way, not only are we improving our community, but also employing our neighbors, and continuing the circular economy that continues to elevate the 5th Ward.

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