Navy Pier Flyover

Enhancing Chicago's Lakefront Trail

October Update

Crews recently finished installing the last structural steel for the widened path. These hinged sidewalk sections are necessary to maintain the full channel for boats when the bascule bridge needs to be raised. See photo below.

Crews finish installing structural steel sidewalk pieces for the Navy Pier Flyover segment over the Chicago River.

Work continues on the third, final segment of the Flyover. The east side of the Lake Shore Drive bridge is being retrofitted with a new cantilever structure that will widen the trail to eliminate the existing bottlenecks. Crews will also work on the pathway surface, ornamental railing and remaining connection details.

Construction of the tunnel openings continues with the installation of a new concrete deck and widened connections to the adjacent flyover bridges north and south of the river. Mechanical and electrical work within the south leaf are nearing completion. Overnight closures for bridge testing will be scheduled within the next several weeks. Additional information will be provided when these are scheduled.

Permanent lane closures on Upper Lake Shore Drive will no longer be required now that this work is complete. Daily closures may still occur to allow access for work when needed.

Visit the Detours & Closures page to see the upcoming lane closures through fall 2020.