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Kennedy Expy. Opens Ahead of Schedule

By Alex Parker | June 22, 2014 10:13am | Updated on June 22, 2014 8:03pm
 Drivers sit in traffic on the Kennedy Expy.
Drivers sit in traffic on the Kennedy Expy.
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CHICAGO — Construction work to remove an aging bridge over the Kennedy Expy. is complete, and the the expressway opened ahead of schedule, state officials said.

The final portion of the Ontario Street bridge was removed overnight Saturday, and the closures that many worried would create nightmare traffic scenarios the last two weeks opened about 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

All lanes and ramps near the Ohio Street interchange will open later in the Sunday, Illinois Department of Transportation officials said.

Drivers, however, should still expect delays and plan extra time, said Jae Miller, IDOT spokeswoman.