Crews continue to work on the third, final segment of the Flyover. They are retrofitting the east side of the Lake Shore Drive bridge with a cantilever structure. This structure will allow for widening of the trail to eliminate the existing bottlenecks on the path. This phase of the project also involves structural, mechanical and electrical repairs to the Lake Shore Drive bascule bridge.
Construction is underway on the underground foundations that will support and protect the widened trail structure at the bridge houses. To continue repairing the bridge’s structural steel, work is shifting from the western two lanes on Lower Lake Shore Drive to the center two lanes. The graphic below illustrates the upcoming lane closures beginning December 13 through February 2020.
The first and second segments of the Flyover remain open to all users of the Lakefront Trail while work on railings and other final details are finished on the second segment. Temporary railings and barriers will be removed as sections of the permanent railings are completed.
The Flyover now extends from Ohio Street Beach over the intersection at Grand and Illinois Streets, the Ogden Slip and DuSable Park, dropping down to connect to the sidewalk on the lower level of Lake Shore Drive just north of the northern bridge house.