DETOURS AND CLOSURES
Phase three of the Navy Pier Flyover construction project kicked off the end of April 2019 with the rehabilitation of the movable bridge across the Chicago River. This work will be completed in multiple stages with varied traffic impacts.
Starting May 6, the two westernmost, southbound traffic lanes on Lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River will be closed through October 2019. Motorists will still have access to southbound Lake Shore Drive as well as westbound Lower Wacker Drive.
Bicyclists and pedestrians will not be heavily affected during this phase of construction. Access to the Lakefront Trail will continue however the west sidewalk over the river will be closed to pedestrians and bicyclists during this work.
Nearby residents may experience some construction noise during this period from jackhammers and saws. This work is being scheduled during daytime hours to limit the noise impact.
The map below illustrates lane closures beginning May 6 for the first stage of phase three construction.