Mike Claffey 312.744.0707 | Michael.Claffey@cityofchicago.org
Susan Hofer 312.742.2006 | Susan.Hofer@cityofchicago.org
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced today that the new section of the Navy Pier Flyover that was opened last December will be closed starting on Tuesday, September 3. The closure is required in order to connect the completed segment to the second phase of the project, which is nearing completion.
During this closure, pedestrians and bicyclists will be directed with signage to use the old route of the Lakefront Trail at street level across Illinois and Grand on Lower Lake Shore Drive. The closure was delayed until after Labor Day to avoid the height of biking season.
The closure is scheduled to start early Tuesday morning and is expected to last until late September, at which time the Flyover will re-open and the Phase 2 portion of the Lakefront Trail will also open for use, connecting via a temporary bridge to the east sidewalk of the Lake Shore Drive Bridge. A ramp from the Flyover down to Navy Pier and Illinois Street will also open at that time.
Work will be continuing through the fall on the third phase of the Navy Pier Flyover. It involves retrofitting the existing LSD Bridge with a cantilever structure on the east side of the span that will allow for widening the trail to eliminate the existing bottlenecks users encounter. The project also involves structural and mechanical repairs to the movable bascule bridge.
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