Last night, the Common Council approved encumbering $139,565 of the City's ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds to be added to the $200,000 received in the host community benefit agreement with Stewart's to pay for improvements to the intersection at Green Street and Fairview Avenue. The Council also received some information about what the plans for improvement entailed.
Responding to a question asked by Alder Margaret Morris (First Ward), Council president Tom DePietro said there would be "a whole new traffic light system," pedestrian crossings, and "a whole new traffic pattern system." Peter Bujanow, Commissioner of Public Works, further explained that there would be a camera-based signal system and the turning radius would be modified. Bujanow said it had been determined that the idea of having a pedestrian island, as seen in Matthew Frederick's drawing below, wouldn't work because this was a truck route.
here. The plan is also reproduced below.