Mike Claffey 312.744.0707 | Michael.Claffey@cityofchicago.org
Susan Hofer 312.742-2006 | Susan.Hofer@cityofchicago.org
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced that reconstruction of the Loomis St. Bascule Bridge over the South Branch of the Chicago River will begin on Monday, June 3. Work will be completed early next year.
The first phase of the project will require the full closure of the northbound traffic lanes. Southbound traffic will be limited to a single lane. The west sidewalk over the bridge will remain passable and cyclists riding north may walk their bikes on the sidewalk, giving pedestrians the right of way.
Northbound traffic will be detoured to Archer Ave. southwest to Ashland Ave, north on Ashland Ave. to eastbound Cermak Rd. back to northbound Loomis. Southbound motorists wishing to avoid delays may turn west on Cermak Rd., south on Ashland Ave., northeast on Archer Ave. and then back to Loomis.
Phase two of the project is expected to begin in August 2019, when the southbound lanes of the bridge will be fully closed and one northbound lane of traffic is reopened.
The final phase of the project, set to start at the end of 2019, will require the full closure of northbound Loomis St. and reopening a single lane to southbound traffic.
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