DOWNTOWN — The Navy Pier Flyover is moving to its second phase after years of construction, a sign that the slow-moving bike path is inching forward.
Work on the flyover — meant to ease pedestrian and bicyclist traffic near the Downtown lakefront — will continue Tuesday. Construction crews will turn their attention to the stretch going over the Ogden Slip near Lake Point Tower, 42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly told constituents in an email Friday.
The project's next phase follows years of construction near Ohio Street Beach that wrapped up last month, Reilly said.
Work on the $60 million flyover began in 2014, with the entire path set to open next year.
A map of the multi-pronged Navy Pier Flyover. [City of Chicago]
Once complete, the flyover will stretch from Ohio Street Beach to DuSable Harbor, connecting to Navy Pier in between. 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.
The flyover is paid for by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State of Illinois. Though finished, the first phase of the flyover is not open to the public.
Check out the photos and video below for the latest look at the flyover:
People walk near the stretch of the flyover near Ohio Street Beach. [All photos by DNAinfo/David Matthews]
A man walks near the section of flyover near Ogden Slip. The path will eventually go over the river.