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Lake Shore Drive/Stevenson Ramp Project Finally Nearing The End

By Kelly Bauer | September 28, 2017 8:27am | Updated on September 29, 2017 11:43am

CHICAGO — There will be lane and ramp closures on the Stevenson Expy. as workers prepare to open a new two-lane ramp to northbound Lake Shore Drive.

The closures will happen overnight and in the early morning next week so workers can put in new overhead signs. At the end, a two-lane ramp from the northbound Stevenson Expy. to northbound Lake Shore Drive will be opened.

The northbound Stevenson will be reduced to one lane between the Dan Ryan Expy. and Lake Shore Drive 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Oct. 5, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. All lanes will be closed for some 15-minute periods between 1-5 a.m. those days.

The ramp from the Stevenson to northbound Lake Shore Drive will be closed 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Oct. 5, but a detour will be available, IDOT said. That detour will direct traffic onto southbound Lake Shore Drive to the 31st Street exit, where it will re-enter northbound Lake Shore Drive.

Drivers should expect delays, IDOT said.

Crews have been working to rebuild the ramps between the Stevenson and Lake Shore Drive for the last two years.

The overall project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, weather permitting, IDOT said.