Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Year 2, Day 141: 18 March 2014

Pardon the poor quality of the picture, but I just saw this notice posted outside and thought it best to share the information as quickly as possible. Now that winter has released her grip, it looks like the work of running the power lines from the substation out to the L tracks will be taking place over the next three weekends, resulting in some street and sidewalk closings. If i'm reading this correctly, there will be no access to the area of Farwell that passes under the L tracks while this work is going on. 

After a year and a half of living next to this construction site, i am undaunted by the warnings of round-the-clock noise and construction lights, and am actually looking forward to having something interesting to photograph--it's been pretty boring around here lately! Best of all, this is one of the final stages in the project, so it's a welcome sign that the job is almost done. 

On a personal level, my biggest concern is that my neighbors and i will be unable to gain access to our dumpsters due to the closure of the sidewalk on Farwell: after a lot of trial-and-error last year, the dumpsters serving four buildings on the east side of Glenwood were placed on the west side of the tracks, under the viaduct, a location which--while not ideal--at least gave both the residents and the refuse company access to the dumpsters. But the street closure will separate us from our dumpsters, much like the tragic tale of Running Bear and Little White DoveI hope a solution can be found by the weekend.

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