The Crater- mostly vanquished, ditch & protruding metal thingie remain

photo of a patch in an alley
The crater has mostly been patched

Today as I was driving home, through the alley to my garage, it occurred to me that there was backtop patch in the alley!  It had been fixed!  I actually yelled, laughed, and hollered all at once.  🙂  (See the blog post above this one for more on the crater that was eating the alley).

alley photo
Note the ditch w/puddle in the center of the photo

I went back to examine and take photos, and I saw that there was still a muddy ditch next to their patch.  Why didn’t they finish?  Also that big piece of metal that sticks out menacing my tires is still there too.  I took a good photo of it in the post above this one.  Hmmmm.  So, it’s a victory for civic involvement, for calling in issues to 311 and organizing neighbors and getting them to call.  But is it a total victory?  What do you think?  I will say it is easier to navigate than before, and a ditch with a metal tooth is better than a growing crater with a metal tooth.  Thanks for calling 311, and for “liking” my facebook post.  Yay for Chicagoans who take action!

2 Replies to “The Crater- mostly vanquished, ditch & protruding metal thingie remain”

  1. Great job Janet & everyone who called in to report the crater! There is definitely strength in numbers! We can always put in another request for the removal of the metal thing sticking up.

    I hope you will all join us for our next Beat 1723 CAPS meeting
    taking place Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00pm the 17th District Police Station Community Room located at 4650 N. Pulaski Rd. There is free parking in the community parking lot located across the street from the station on the east side of Pulaski & Leland. The meeting take places once a month in the same location every 3rd Wednesday of the month & last only one hour!

    Again, excellent job to everyone involved! Keep up the great work!

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