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.
The two center, southbound traffic lanes on Lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River will remain closed through February 2020. Southbound motorists will use the new western-most lanes and will still have access to Lower Lake Shore Drive and Lower Wacker Drive. Additionally, the easternmost northbound lane on Lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River will be closed to accommodate a temporary pedestrian and bicyclist path. Northbound motorists will continue to use the remaining northbound lane and will retain access to all routes to the north.
Beginning in February 2020, both the west and east sidewalks on Lower Lake Shore Drive across the Chicago River bridge will be closed. During this closure, pedestrians and bicyclists will be moved into a protected northbound traffic lane to maintain access to the Lakefront Trail.
In spring 2020, vehicle access to Illinois and Grand from the northbound lanes of Lower Lake Shore Drive will be restricted. A detour will be set up to Columbus for access. All other turning movements to and from Lower Lake Shore Drive will be maintained.
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 current lane closures for the second stage of phase three construction.