DETOURS AND CLOSURES
Pedestrians & Bikes
The posted Lakefront Trail detour remains in effect during the duration of Phase I of the project. The east sidewalk on northbound lower Lake Shore Drive will remain closed between Illinois Street and Grand Avenue while work continues adjacent to Lake Point Tower.
There are currently no long-term closures in effect. Drivers can expect occasional temporary lane & ramp closures on Illinois Street, Grand Avenue, and upper & lower Lake Shore Drive as work continues in this area.
- Lane Closures Oct 23- Nov 3
Lane closures will be in place on Illinois Street and Grand Avenue at Lake Shore drive from October 23, 2016 through November 3, 2016 from 8:00pm to 6:00am, Sunday through Thursday, to paint a portion of the northbound upper Lake Shore Drive bridge. In addition, lane closures will be in place on northbound lower Lake Shore Drive from Illinois Street to Grand Avenue.
The work will begin at the south side of Illinois Street and proceed north toward Grand Avenue. At least one lane will remain open during working hours when the closures are in effect. Periodic detours will be posted for closures affecting the northbound Lake Shore Drive ramp and Lake Point Tower Access at Grand Avenue.
- Nighttime Partial Closure of Northbound Lake Shore Drive to Work on Navy Pier Flyover September 16-17
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced today that on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17, the two easternmost lanes of Lake Shore Drive will be closed between Illinois Street and Grand Avenue from 8:00pm to 6:00am. CDOT will be actively monitoring the traffic on Lake Shore Drive and can delay the start time of the construction if traffic conditions require that.
The lane closures will allow for the erection and installation of enclosure posts on the new Navy Pier Flyover pedestrian and bike bridge between Lake Shore Drive and Lake Point Tower.
Additionally, the easternmost lane of northbound Lake Shore Drive between Illinois Street and Grand Avenue will be closed from 9am-4pm Monday, September 19 – Wednesday, September 21 to protect the workers welding the new posts.