Crews are installing a temporary connection from the main path of the completed Lakefront Trail structure to the existing Lower Lake Shore Drive sidewalk over the Ogden Slip. The section, over Illinois Street and Grand Avenue, will enable a portion of the main path to open for public use before Christmas 2018. The main path will be striped and temporary signage will be installed to direct people to access points.
Also, weather permitting, work on the structural steel spine in DuSable Park will continue in December. No roadway closures or overnight work are anticipated.
CDOT and the Chicago Park District are coordinating the partial opening of the path and will provide more information in the coming weeks. Check out the map below to see which portion of the trail will be open.