Jackson Park Construction Starts Thursday, April 14
April 13, 2022
Susan Hofer 312.742.2006 | Susan.Hofer@cityofchicago.org
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced that major work in and near Jackson Park in support of the Obama Presidential Center’s planned opening will begin on April 14, 2022 on Southbound DuSable Lake Shore Drive at 57th Street and other adjacent streets. Southbound DLSD will be narrowed to one lane so construction to expand the roadway to three lanes can begin. The expanded roadway is expected to be completed by traffic patterns and work zones will shift several times over the next year. By late 2023, the new 3rd travel lane on SB DLSD will be complete and opened to traffic.
There will be daytime closures of lanes and parking restrictions on northbound Stony Island, beginning the week of April 18. Hayes Drive will be closed just west of DuSable Lake Shore Drive to allow for site testing beginning on or after April 25.
In case of traffic backups a good alternative route is to exit southbound DLSD at 57th Street and turn onto Cornell Drive which will not be under construction.
Access to Park District fields will be maintained throughout the construction.