NAVY PIER FLYOVER
The Navy Pier Flyover is an elevated path for safer walking and biking along the Lakefront Trail near Navy Pier – one of the most heavily used portions of the 18.5 mile trail. The dedicated bike and pedestrian path will extend from the Chicago River Bridge to Jane Addams Park and provide a safer and scenic alternative to several congested intersections along the Lakefront Trail. The path will also include stairs and ground-level entrance and exit points for easy access.
Construction is being done in three phases, with the first phase between Jane Addams Park and Ogden Slip, the second between the slip and the Chicago River, and the third phase improving the path over the Chicago River Bridge.
Phases one and two are complete and phase three of construction is now underway.
The third phase of construction focuses on the portion of the Flyover across the Chicago River. In this phase, crews are rehabilitating the movable bridge over the Chicago River to accommodate the widened Lakefront Trail path. This work will include tunneling through the two limestone bridge houses. In addition to the improvements to the Lakefront Trail, structural rehabilitation of the lower roadway, electrical controls and mechanical systems will be completed.