Pavement Repairs on South Lake Shore Drive Start Monday, May 11

May 8, 2020

Mike Claffey    312.744.0707

Susan Hofer    312.742-2006

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced it will be repairing pavement on southbound Lake Shore Drive just south of Oakwood Blvd. The repairs will last approximately two weeks.

It is anticipated that only one lane open to traffic for a total of four days over the two week period. The contractor will work to maintain two travel lanes for the remainder of the two week period. Working hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays when there will be three lanes closed to traffic, work hours will be 6:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. However the two-lane closures and traffic controls will be in effect throughout the project.

No detour will be established, and motorists should be prepared for delays at times, or use an alternate route.

CDOT crews and contractors are closely following the public health guidance and protocols of the Chicago Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control during the COVID-19 pandemic. These protocols include a toolbox safety talks to review safety practices, regular cleaning of high contact surfaces and equipment, frequent hand-washing, maintaining a safe social distance on the work site, avoiding handshaking and staying home if sick.

The goal is to prioritize the safety of the work force, while also working most efficiently during this period of lighter traffic volume on the roadways. Motorists are urged to slow down, be on the lookout for workers and proceed with caution when driving through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded they should never text while driving and only use hands free devices.

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