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Navy Pier Flyover Work To Close Part of Lake Shore Drive, Other Streets

By David Matthews | December 21, 2015 5:32pm
 Crews working on the pedestrian
Crews working on the pedestrian "flyover" near Navy Pier in September.
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DOWNTOWN — Work on the Navy Pier Flyover pedestrian path will close part of Lake Shore Drive and surrounding streets starting Tuesday morning, the city said.

One eastern lane of northbound Upper Lake Shore Drive between Illinois Street and just south of Grand Avenue will be closed to traffic, the city's Transportation Department said. One westbound lane of Grand and the right turn lane onto northbound Lake Shore will also be closed. The closures will last from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the city said. 

A map of the flyover under construction. [Navy Pier Flyover]

Once open, the $60 million flyover will stretch from roughly Ohio Street Beach to DuSable Harbor, connecting to Navy Pier in between. The four-year project will be built in phases, with the whole flyover is expected to open in 2018. The flyover's first and second phases are expected to open in 2017, said Michael Claffey, a spokesman for the CDOT. 

About 20 million people traverse Chicago's 18.5-mile Lakefront Trail each year, with the tract near Navy Pier one of the path's busiest.

Renderings of the finished flyover [Navy Pier Flyover]

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