Navy Pier Flyover

Enhancing Chicago's Lakefront Trail


Phase II of the Navy Pier Flyover construction project kicked off in October 2017 with the installation of construction fencing and temporary traffic control in the area adjacent to the Ogden Slip.

With this phase, pedestrians can expect temporary closure of the stairs connected to northbound Lower Lake Shore Drive. The path below Lake Shore Drive will also detour onto Illinois Avenue via the stairs and sidewalk bordering southbound Lower Lake Shore Drive as crews continue work on the elevated pedestrian bridge from the Ogden Slip to DuSable Park.


Construction in November 2018 will have some overnight impacts to roadway traffic. On Nov. 2, 2018, the ramp from northbound upper Lake Shore Drive to Illinois Avenue will be closed from approximately 4 a.m. to noon. Also, on Nov. 8, 2018, the right lane and shoulder of northbound Upper Lake Shore Drive will be closed from approximately midnight to 6 a.m. Check back for changes in these dates due to weather or other projects.

Construction during this period will have little noise impact as the work will not involve any pneumatic equipment (i.e., jackhammers).