Lake Shore Drive Bridge Closure
On Monday, October 24 and Thursday, October 27, from 9pm to 5am, Uppler/Lower Lake Shore Drive Bridge over the Chicago River will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
PGL Restoration: Oak, from Michigan to Rush
PGL began curb-to-curb street restoration on Oak, from Michigan to Rush. Although there might be traffic delays, Oak Street will remain open to vehicular traffic throughout the restoration project.
Restoration is expected to be finished by November 1.
Peoples Gas: LaSalle Street Project
PGL began repairing a gas main on LaSalle Street, between Ontario and Hubbard. Work hours will be 6pm-6am, daily.
This is emergency work needs to repair a leaky main. This project is expected to be completed by November 18.
AT&T Fiber Installation
AT&T began installation of fiber in the intersection of Wells and Randolph. The Randolph Street Bike Lane will remain open at all times.
The project is expected to be completed by the beginning of November.
Helicopter Lift: 680 N LSD
Midwest Helicopter was hired to lift HVAC and ductwork onto the roof of 680 N LSD. The lift will occur on Saturday, October 22, from 9am-11am.
During the lift, the following will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic:
- Huron, from Fairbanks to Lake Shore Drive
- McClurg, from Huron to Erie
There will be barricades, police officers, and detour signs in-place throughout the lift.
On Thursday, September 15, Lumen will began installing communication equipment on the south side of Kinzie, from Kingsbury to a pint 100' east there of.
This project is expected to be completed by November.
Randolph Street Viaduct Repair
CDOT restarted viaduct repairs on Randolph, between Columbus and Field. Work hours are Monday-Friday, from 8am-8pm.
Throughout the project, at least one lane of eastbound traffic will be open. Westbound lanes will not be disrupted.
The project is expedited to be completed mid-November (weather dependent).
State & Lake Utility Relocations
Utility companies began relocating utilities in advance of the State and Lake CTA project. Train services will not be disrupted during utility relocations.
At least 1 lane of traffic will remain open (1 lane each direction on State St) at all times, but other driving and parking lanes may be closed.
Construction equipment and materials will be stored on the street, including during time periods between active work. Work will primarily occur 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekdays and 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturdays, but there will be limited work during nights. Utility companies are aware of and required to abide by the Chicago noise ordinance, which limits noisy work during overnight hours.
150 E Ontario Construction
W.E. O'Neil began construction of a 23-story building at 150 East Ontario Street. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm (8pm during caisson pours). Some weekend work will occur.
Throughout the project, the following will be closed:
- 150' of sidewalk in front of 150 East Ontario
- 150' of curb lane in front of 150 East Ontario
Pedestrians will be directed to the sidewalk on the south side of the street at Ontario/Michigan and Ontario/St. Clair.
The entire project is expected to take 23 months to complete.
Chicago Fire is filming a car crash scene in the intersection of Wabash/Harrison (42nd/4th Ward) on Saturday, October 22. The scene involves a bus being set on fire with interior smoke and victims trapped inside. The fire reaches a "CNG" (compressed natural gas tank) which causes a simulated explosion of a pyrotechnical fireball. No pyrotechnics or special effects will occur before 8am.
During the filming, there will be full closures of the following:
- Wabash from Congress Pkwy to Balbo
- Harrison from State St to Michigan
Bad Egg Productions
Bad Egg Productions will be filming in Lakeshore East on Tuesday, October 25. During the filming, parking will be prohibited at the following locations:
- BOTH SIDES OF LOWER WACKER DR FROM 500 E LOWER WACKER DR TO LOWER LOWER STETSON AVE (Monday, October 24TH 12P to Tuesday, October 25TH 9P)
- BOTH SIDES OF UPPER STETSON AVE FROM UPPER RANDOLPH ST TO UPPER WACKER DR (Monday, October 24TH 12P to Tuesday, October 25TH 9P)
- EAST SIDE OF LOWER FIELD BLVD FROM LOWER WACKER DR TO 339 N LOWER FIELD BLVD (Monday, October 24TH 12P to Tuesday, October 25TH 9P)
- BOTH SIDES OF LAKE ST FROM WABASH ST TO MICHIGAN AVE (Tuesday, October 25TH 6:30A to 11:30A)
- BOTH SIDES OF WACKER PL FROM STATE ST TO MICHIGAN AVE (Tuesday, October 25TH 6:30A to 11:30A)
- BOTH SIDES OF GARLAND CT FROM LAKE ST TO LOWER SOUTH WATER ST (Tuesday, October 25TH 6:30A to 11:30A)
- EAST SIDE OF WABASH ST FROM 136 N WABASH ST TO 122 N WABASH (Tuesday, October 25TH 6:30A to 11:30A)
There will be intermittent closures at the following locations:
- LOWER LOWER WACKER DR FROM 100 E LOWER WACKER DR TO 500 E LOWER WACKER DR (Tuesday, October 25TH 6:30A to 11:30A)
- LOWER FIELD BLVD FROM LOWER WACKER DR TO 339 N LOWER FIELD BLVD (Tuesday, October 25TH 6:30A to 11:30A)
- WEST SIDE OF WABASH ST FROM WACKER DR TO BENTON PL (Tuesday, October 25TH 1P to 5P)
- WABASH ST FROM WACKER DR TO LAKE ST (Tuesday, October 25TH 1P to 3P)
- LAKE ST FROM STATE ST TO MICHIGAN AVE (Tuesday, October 25TH 1P to 3P)
- EAST SIDE OF WABASH ST FROM LAKE ST TO WACKER DR (Tuesday, October 25TH 1P to 3P)
- NORTH SIDE OF LAKE STREET FROM MICHIGAN AVE TO WABASH ST (Tuesday, October 25TH 1P to 3P)
- WEST SIDE OF DUSABLE BRIDGE (Tuesday, October 25TH 3P to 6P)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Natasha Parker Olguin (location manager) at (773) 297-3906.
Chase Tower Clark Street Tunnel Project
In mid-July, Berglund Construction began repairs on the Chase Tower Clark Street tunnel at 23 S. Clark Street. The project scope consists of repairing Chase’s below-grade tunnel structures that cross below Clark Street at 23 S. Clark St, and will require excavation of Clark Street in that area to access the tunnel structures to perform repairs.
There will be one lane of southbound traffic open at all times. Berglund will have flaggers and barricades in-place throughout the project.
The project will last 26 months. Berglund would like to begin mid-June. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm.
Demolition Notice: 535 N. St. Clair Street
Precision Excavation & Demolition (PED) was hired to demo the parking structure at 535 N St. Clair Street. Demolition is underway, and work hours are be Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.
PED plans to install a high bay pedestrian canopy on the north side of Grand, from St. Clair to a point 100' east thereof. Additionally, they plan to prohibit parking on the north side of Grand, from St. Clair to a point 100' east thereof. Both the canopy and parking restrictions will be in-place throughout the project.
The sidewalk on the east side of St. Clair, from Grand to appoint 100' north thereof will be closed for the first week of the project. Construction fencing will be put in-pace between the sidewalk and the site.
PED plans to demo the building from west to east. They will have dust mitigation in-place and bait for rodents before work begins. All demolition activities will occur on their property. The crane will not be on ROW.
The entire demolition will take one month to complete.
Cassidy Tire Construction
Construction of the 33-story mixed-use building is underway. Throughout construction, McHugh Constriction will occupy the curb lane on the west side of Canal along 344/350 N. Canal Street's property line. The construction company has leased the area north of the building from the railroad to use as a staging area. Additionally, they will use the parking lot south of the building as a staging area too.
As a reminder, this project is contributing to numerous public benefits. Click here for a list of public benefits, and stay tuned to Reilly Reports for future updates on this project and the implementation of these public benefits.
All work is expected to take 24 months to complete (weather dependent).
311 W Huron Project
In June, ARCO Murray began construction of a new building at 311 W. Huron Street. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm (8pm during caisson pours).
Throughout the project, the following City right-of-way will be occupied:
Sidewalk/curb lane on the south side of Huron, from Franklin west to the end of 311 W Huron's property line - approximately 150'. The sidewalk will be used to store their concrete pump, dumpster, and hoist dock. Trucks will back into the site at this location too. Jersey barriers will be placed in the curb lane to create a protected pedestrian path.
- 3' of the sidewalk on the west side of Franklin, from Huron to the first alley south thereof. This leaves 6' of clearance. They will need to push the fence out a few feet during excavation.
- 150' of the east/west alley bounded by Huron, Franklin, Erie, and Orleans will be closed. The closure is from Franklin to a point 150' west thereof.
The project is expected to be completed in September 2023 (weather dependent).
Peoples Gas Main Installation Project: Bellevue, from Lake Shore Drive to Rush
Sidewalk restoration on both sides of Bellevue, from Lake Shore Drive to Rush will begin the week of October 17.
214 West Erie Street Renovations
On Monday, December 13, Crane Construction began renovations of 214 West Erie Street. During construction, the following will be closed:
Sidewalk/curb lane in front of 214 West Erie Street. The curb lane will be used as a pedestrian walkway. Crane Construction will place jersey barriers and ramps in the curb lane to protect pedestrians and provide wheelchair access.
Close 100' of the north/south alley adjacent to 214 W Erie Street. This is a T alley and residents of 222 W Erie will still be able to access their parking garage from the alley entrance on Franklin and Huron.
This project is expected to be completed summer of 2022 (weather dependent).
LG Construction: 751 N. Hudson and 451 W Chicago
LG Construction continues work on 751 N. Hudson Avenue and 451 W. Chicago Avenue, which are adjacent parcels. Work hours will be 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Throughout the project, the following will be closed:
- Sidewalk/curb lane/traffic lane of the east side of Hudson, from Chicago to the first alley south thereof
- Sidewalk/curb lane/traffic lane on the west side of Sedgwick, from Chicago to the first alley south thereof
- Sidewalk/curb lane on the south side of Chicago, from Hudson to Sedgwick
There will be a protected pedestrian walkway in the curb lane on the south side of Chicago Avenue, from Hudson Avenue to Sedgwick Street.
This project is expected to take 18 months to complete (weather dependent).
354 North Union Construction
The Onni Group is constructing a 33-story residential building with 373 units. Work hours will be 8am-8pm, daily.
Parking will be prohibited on North Union, from West Kinzie to the cul-de-sac west thereof throughout the project. All construction equipment and vehicles will be staged on the Onni Group’s property. This project will take approximately two years to complete.
Dearborn Street Bridge Project
CDOT has scheduled emergency work on the Dearborn Bridge to begin June 13 (weather dependent). They will be conducting the following work:
- Replacing both sidewalks
- Replacing all of the bridge gratings
- Replacing the beam structures
The project is expected to be completed in December 2022 (weather dependent).
The bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic/sidewalk at a time. Bike traffic will be detoured to Clark Street via the north side of Upper Wacker Drive.