CDOT Announces North Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing Project Will Close Two Lanes Overnight Between Grand And North Avenue

October 16, 2015

First Phase will focus on Northbound Lanes

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The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that resurfacing of North Lake Shore Drive between Grand and North Avenues will begin Monday, October 19th. All of the resurfacing, which is expected to take four weeks to complete, will take place over night and occur on weekdays (Monday through Thursday). Phase One of the project will close two lanes of northbound traffic between Grand and North Avenues. Preparatory work by the Department of Water Management has begun.

Work will be coordinated to minimize impacts during Cubs home playoff games.

In order to ensure the safety of work crews and motorists, the portion of Lake Shore Drive between Walton and Michigan Avenue (the S curve) will be paved during two separate overnight closures. During these closures, which will be announced in advance, motorists will be advised to avoid the affected direction of Lake Shore Drive and traffic will be detoured via Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue. However, there are several alternate routes. The timing of these full road closures is dependent on weather and other factors.

Motorists should also expect single-lane closures during this project for work on the curb, shoulders and ramps and for pavement striping. This work will take place during off-peak times, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, and overnight from 9 pm to 6 am, weather permitting. Single lane closures will not be scheduled during Cubs home playoff games or the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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