CDOT Announces Additional Lane Closure on Pulaski Rd. at 35th Place

May 18, 2020

Mike Claffey    312.744.0707 Michael.Claffey@cityofchicago.org

Susan Hofer    312.742-2006 Susan.Hofer@cityofchicago.org

CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced an additional lane closure will be put in place on Pulaski Road at 35th Place, starting after the AM rush on Wednesday, May 20, out of an abundance of caution, due to the close proximity to the turbine structure located on the site of the former Crawford Power Generating Station.  Under the new configuration, traffic is being shifted to the west side of the roadway and there will be one lane open in each direction. Currently, one northbound lane is open and two lanes are open southbound.

Following a lengthy evaluation and structural analysis of the remaining buildings on the site, the Department of Buildings (DOB) has determined, in the interest of public safety, that the turbine structure is unsound and will need to be removed as soon as possible. 

The demolition activity on the former Crawford Power Generating Station currently remains on pause as the city continues community engagement regarding site plans. The road closure will stay in place once the work resumes and until demolition at the site is complete. To avoid delays, CDOT advises drives to use alternate routes, such Cicero Avenue to the west or Kedzie Avenue to the east.

In coordination with CDOT, due to construction, the northbound CTA bus stop on Pulaski at 36th (STOP ID 12945, Route 53A) will be temporarily out of service. This will be effective beginning Wednesday, May 20, until further notice. As an alternative, commuters are encouraged to use the bus stop at 3400 South Pulaski at the intersection of Pulaski and Cougar Street.

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