Telling the public about road construction projects

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Springtime in the Chicago land area in some cases can mean more noise
from construction then the sounds of birds chirping. And although the
nice weather at this time of year allows for field crews to work with
little disruption, local residents would often disagree that they are
not disturbed. When streets are suddenly closed or traffic begins to
build, residents of a community can certainly become irritated and thus
complain to the community staff. Even though it is impossible to stop
these complaints completely, a community can do their best to notify the
residents where and when these big construction projects will be
occurring, this is exactly what the Village of Morton Grove did.

With help from the Geographic Information System (GIS) Department,
Morton Grove was able to create a construction location map detailing
where all of the major projects were happening in town. In addition, the
Village Engineer wrote a brief description detailing the scope of each
project that was to be included as a legend to the map. Each description
in the legend referred to a number on the map allowing a reader to
gather information about any of the projects that were occurring. As an
end product this map and the legend were then published in the spring
newsletter and eventually mailed to all of the village residents.

Considering it is impossible to satisfy everyone all the time, you
still have to make the proper efforts to at least try. In this specific
case it is easy that publishing a simple map with a legend can allow the
Village of Morton Grove to continue providing an important service of
public announcements.

Telling the public about road construction projects

Blog_Telling_the_public_about_road_construction_projects.png

Springtime in the Chicago land area in some cases can mean more noise
from construction then the sounds of birds chirping. And although the
nice weather at this time of year allows for field crews to work with
little disruption, local residents would often disagree that they are
not disturbed. When streets are suddenly closed or traffic begins to
build, residents of a community can certainly become irritated and thus
complain to the community staff. Even though it is impossible to stop
these complaints completely, a community can do their best to notify the
residents where and when these big construction projects will be
occurring, this is exactly what the Village of Morton Grove did.

With help from the Geographic Information System (GIS) Department,
Morton Grove was able to create a construction location map detailing
where all of the major projects were happening in town. In addition, the
Village Engineer wrote a brief description detailing the scope of each
project that was to be included as a legend to the map. Each description
in the legend referred to a number on the map allowing a reader to
gather information about any of the projects that were occurring. As an
end product this map and the legend were then published in the spring
newsletter and eventually mailed to all of the village residents.

Considering it is impossible to satisfy everyone all the time, you
still have to make the proper efforts to at least try. In this specific
case it is easy that publishing a simple map with a legend can allow the
Village of Morton Grove to continue providing an important service of
public announcements.