Navy Pier Flyover

Enhancing Chicago's Lakefront Trail


Phase II of the Navy Pier Flyover construction project kicked off in October 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.


After Nov. 9, the right lane of northbound Lake Shore Drive – between the Chicago River and Illinois Street will remain closed and lane width on the ramp to Illinois Street will be reduced until January 2018. During the week of Nov. 27, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., the northbound Lake Shore Drive off ramp to Illinois/Streeter will close to remove the existing steel beams. The detour route for this closure will be Northbound Lake Shore Drive/Randolph to Northbound Lower Lake Shore Drive to Eastbound Illinois.

Construction is expected to cause an increase in noise levels in the area especially during removal of the existing bridge deck and beams.