NAVY PIER FLYOVER
The Navy Pier Flyover is an elevated path for safer walking and biking along the Lakefront Trail near Navy Pier – one of the most heavily used portions of the 18.5 mile trail.
The dedicated bike and pedestrian path will extend from the Chicago River Bridge to Jane Addams Park and provide a safer and scenic alternative to several congested intersections along the Lakefront Trail. The path will also include stairs and ground-level entrance and exit points for easy access.
Construction is being done in three phases, with the first phase between Jane Addams Park and Ogden Slip, the second between the slip and the Chicago River, and the third phase improving the path over the Chicago River Bridge.
The project is currently in its second phase of construction, which began in October 2017 and focuses on the center portion of the Flyover over Ogden Slip and DuSable Park. The path extension will connect via a temporary bridge to the existing Lakefront Trail on the lower level of Lake Shore Drive north of the Chicago River Bridge.
The most critical section of the Navy Pier Flyover is now open over Illinois Street and Grand Avenue. This major milestone means pedestrians and bikers on the Lakefront Trail will no longer have to cross the two busy roadways. The full Navy Pier Flyover trail is slated for completion by the end of 2019. Check back frequently for construction and detour/closure updates.