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CDOT Announces New Phase Of Navy Pier Flyover Project Will Restrict Access

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced today the Navy Pier Flyover Project is reaching a new milestone in which access will be blocked from northbound Lower Lake Shore Drive to Illinois and Grand Streets. Motorists using northbound Lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River will continue to have access to northbound Upper Lake Shore Drive during this period.

The new stage is expected to go into effect on Monday, March 16, following the AM rush.

For access to Illinois and Grand streets, as well as Lake Point Tower and Navy Pier, motorists will be detoured from Lower Wacker Drive northbound to Columbus Drive. Access will be maintained to Illinois and Grand streets, Lake Point Tower and Navy Pier via the exit ramp from northbound Upper Lake Shore Drive. (See this flyer for additional recommended routes for access to Navy Pier and other attractions.)

Bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail will continue to use one protected traffic lane of the Lake Shore Drive Bridge while work proceeds on construction of a new section of the trail crossing the Chicago River. The current phase of the project involves retrofitting the existing LSD Bridge with a cantilever structure on the east side of the span that will allow for widening the trail to eliminate the existing bottlenecks users encounter. The project also involves structural and mechanical repairs to the movable bascule bridge.

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