Navy Pier Flyover

Enhancing Chicago's Lakefront Trail


Phase Two:

Phase two of the Navy Pier Flyover continues in DuSable Park and will have limited closures along the Lakefront Trail and Lake Shore Drive as needed to tie into the existing structure.

Starting on Tuesday, September 3, the new section of the Navy Pier Flyover that was opened last December will be closed to bicyclists and pedestrians starting early Tuesday, September 3 through late September. This closure is required in order to connect the completed segment to the second phase of the project, which is nearing completion.

During this closure, signage will direct pedestrians and bicyclists to use the existing Lakefront Trail at street level to travel across Illinois and Grand on Lower Lake Shore Drive.

The map below illustrates path closures beginning September 3.


Phase Three:

Phase three of the Navy Pier Flyover construction project kicked off the end of April 2019 with the rehabilitation of the movable bridge across the Chicago River. This work will be completed in multiple stages with varied traffic impacts.

Starting May 6, the two westernmost, southbound traffic lanes on Lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River will be closed through October 2019. Motorists will still have access to southbound Lake Shore Drive as well as westbound Lower Wacker Drive.

Bicyclists and pedestrians will not be heavily affected during this phase of construction. Access to the Lakefront Trail will continue however the west sidewalk over the river will be closed to pedestrians and bicyclists during this work.

Nearby residents may experience some construction noise during this period from jackhammers and saws. This work is being scheduled during daytime hours to limit the noise impact.

The map below illustrates lane closures beginning May 6 for the first stage of phase three construction.