DOWNTOWN — Ramps from Lake Shore Drive to the outbound Stevenson Expressway will be open after construction wraps up Wednesday.
The ramps will open immediately after construction finishes. Drivers will be able to take the ramps from north- and southbound Lake Shore Drive to the outbound Stevenson Expressway.
The move is a "milestone," according to an Illinois Department of Transportation news release. The $475 million Interchange Reconstruction Project has been going on since 2013.
There will be some closures while construction finishes Tuesday and Wednesday.
Here's what to watch out for:
• The ramp going from southbound Lake Shore Drive to the outbound Stevenson will be closed midnight to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
• The ramp going from northbound Lake Shore Drive to the outbound Stevenson will be closed 1-5 a.m. Wednesday.
• There will be intermittent stops on the southbound Stevenson Expressway 3-4 a.m. Wednesday.
• There will be temporary lane closures during "off-peak travel" times on the Stevenson to finish up, IDOT said.
Drivers should plan for trips to take extra time during the closures and should watch for workers in the area.