Crane Lift: 35 E. Walton Street
On Saturday, October 16, from 9am to 3pm, there will be a crane lift at 35 East Walton Street. During the lift, the following will be closed:
- Sidewalk on the northside of Walton, from Rush to a point 200' east thereof
- Curb lane on the northside of Walton, from Rush to a point 200' east thereof
There will be barricades and flaggers in-place throughout the lift.
Crane Lift: 46 West Marble Place
On Saturday, October 16, from 8am to 4pm, there will be a crane lift in the alley bounded by Clark, Dearborn, Monroe, and Adams. The alley will be closed during the lift.
Crane Lift: 600 N Michigan Ave
On Thursday, October 21, from 8am-3pm there will be a crane lift at 600 North Michigan Avenue. During the lift, the following will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian access:
- Sidewalk on the east side of Rush, from Ohio to a point 200' north thereof
- Curb lane on the east side of Rush, from Ohio to a point 200' north thereof
- One northbound traffic lane on Rush, from Ohio to a pint 200' north thereof
There will be barricades and flaggers in-place throughout the lift.
ComEd Transformer Work
The intersection at Erie and Fairbanks will be closed to vehicular traffic during the following dates and time for a ComEd project:
- October 19 from 11pm to 5am
- October 26 from 11pm to 5am
Lakeshore East Park ComEd Project
As part of the utility work for the Lakeshore East IJKL Site, ComEd will need to access a manhole in Lakeshore East Park. ComEd will be blocking off the surrounding area of the manhole and laying down protection boards on the grass to maintain the landscape's integrity. ComEd will begin its work on Thursday, October 11th. Work will take place in the evening between 6:00pm-6:00am and plans to complete it's work by Monday October 22nd. The protection boards and blocked off area will remain in place for the entire duration of the work.
Tower Crane Removal: 300 N. Michigan Avenue
Linn-Mathes will begin removing the tower crane at 300 N. Michigan Avenue the week of October 12. On Tuesday, October 12 to Friday, October 22 from 8am-5pm the curb lane on the westside of Michigan Avenue will be closed.
On Saturday, October 23 to Tuesday, October 26, southbound Michigan, from Wacker Drive to Wacker Place will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Flaggers will detour traffic west on Wacker Drive, to Wabash, south to Lake Street, and back to Michigan Ave.
On Sunday, October 24, from 8am to 2pm, both southbound and northbound lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic on Michigan, from Wacker to Wacker Place to remove the boom. There will be flaggers at Lake Street directing northbound traffic to the detour route.
Crane Lift: 1 South Wells Street
On Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24, from 8am-3pm there will be a crane lift at 1 South Wells Street.
During the lift, the following will be closed:
- Sidewalk on the north side of Madison, from Wells to a point 200' east thereof
- Curb land on the north side of Madison, from Wells to a point 200' east thereof
- BRT on Madison, from Wells to a point 200' east thereof
- One Westbound traffic lane on Madison, from Wells to a point 200' east thereof
They will have barricades and flaggers in-place throughout the lift. One lane of traffic will remain open for westbound traffic at all times (one-way westbound).
Jane Byrne Interchange Update
- Ramp Closing: Madison Street entrance ramp to southbound I-90/94 to close Saturday, September 18th
- Exit Relocation: Southbound I-90/94 exit to westbound I-290, Taylor Street, and Ida B. Wells relocating
Click here for more details
St. Clair Water Main Project
On Tuesday, October 26 2021, the Department of Water Management (DWM) and Reliable Contracting & Equipment Company crews began installing 1,552 feet of 8-inch new water main in N. St. Clair Street, from E. Superior Street to E. Illinois Street. The old water main dates back to 1880 and needs to be replaced to create a more reliable and efficient system.
To receive automatic email updates and be notified as the project enters each new construction phase please visit BuildingANewChicago.org.
What You Need to Know During Construction
- Traffic: If DWM needs to close or limit traffic during construction for safety reasons, you will always be able to reach your home or business. Outside of working hours, a travel lane will be left open for local traffic only.
- Parking: DWM will post “No Parking” signs as needed during work hours (generally 7am-4pm). Parking outside of those hours will be allowed, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday. They will try to preserve as much parking space as possible.
- Service transfers: DWM will give you 24-hour notice when they have to temporarily interrupt water service to transfer water to the new main and you will need to start flushing your water system. However, in the event of an emergency shutdown during construction, they may not be able to give you prior warning.
Should you have any questions or concerns please call:
- 24-Hour City Service and Information Line: 311
- DWM Office of Public Affairs: 312-744-6635
Peoples Gas Modernization Project: Gold Coast
Peoples Gas will began Phase 1 of their Gas Main Modernization Project in the Gold Coast. Work hours are 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday. Phase 1 of their project has the following parts:
- Install new main on Lake Shore Drive, from Michigan to a point 1,200' east thereof. This portion of Phase 1 would start in August and last 25 days.
- Install 200' of new main in the intersection of Oak & Michigan. This includes crossing the eastern pedestrian tunnel. This portion of Phase 1 should start in mid-September and last 10 days.
- Install 450' of new main on the west side of Lake Shore Drive, from Oak to Cedar. This includes crossing the northern pedestrian tunnel. Work should begin in early October and last 17 days.
Please stay tuned to Reilly Reports for future updates regarding this project.
LG Construction: 751 N. Hudson and 451 W Chicago
LG Construction has broke ground at 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).
Wacker Drive Repainting Project
In late-July, the Chicago Department of Transportation began repainting Lower/Middle Wacker Drive, from North Field Boulevard to Lake Shore Drive. Work hours will be 8am-8pm, 6-days a week.
CDOT will be sandblasting/repainting 80' sections of Wacker Drive at a time. The sandblasting/repainting area will be contained and exhaust fans will be in-place to remove dust and fumes.
Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times, and access to parking garages will not be blocked.
This project is expected to be completed mid-December 2021.
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.
430 N. Michigan Lobby Renovation
Starting in mid-September, GNP Realty Partners will be renovating the lobby at 430 N. Michigan Avenue. Throughout the project, there will be a 40’ urban canopy on the sidewalk in front of the building. In order to place the canopy on the sidewalk, the planter bed and City Information Panel (CIP) at this location will be temporarily removed. Both the planter bed and CIP will be reinstalled upon completion of the project.
The project is expected to be completed in mid-December.
South Water Street Viaduct Replacement
In March 2021, the Chicago Department of Transportation began demolition of the South Water Street Viaduct, between Lower Beaubien Court and Stetson Street. Work hours are 8am-8pm, daily.
As of May 10, vehicular and pedestrian access will be prohibited on the Upper and Lower levels of South Water Street, between Lower Beaubien Court and North Stetson Street. There will be barricades and detour signs in-place throughout the duration of the project.
This project is expected to be completed in July 2022 (weather dependent).
Renovations at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street
On February 15, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) began renovating the Grand Army of the Republic Rotunda and Hall at the Cultural Center, located at 78 East Washington Street. Throughout the project, DCASE will be using the Cultural Centers loading zone at 129 North Garland Court as storage for the project and to place their construction dumpster.
On Monday, April 19, canopies will be installed at the following locations:
- South side of Randolph, from Michigan to a point 50' west thereof
- West side of Michigan, from Randolph to a point 75' south thereof
The project is expected to be completed February 2022.
Construction: 609 West Randolph Street
Construction of a 15-story commercial building at 609 West Randolph Street began in mid-January. Throughout the duration of the project, the following will be closed:
- Curb/Traffic lane and sidewalk on south side of West Randolph, from North Jefferson to 621 West Randolph
There will be a canopy with a concrete crash wall and plywood enclosure for pedestrian use in the closed traffic lane on West Randolph, from North Jefferson to 621 West Randolph.
There will be detour signs, barricades, and flaggers in place for the duration of the project. This project is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2022 (weather dependent).
Façade Work: 160 North LaSalle Street
Bowa Construction began work in October 2020 to perform façade and cladding work at 160 North LaSalle Street. During the work, there will be scaffolding on the east, north, and south sides of the building.
All work is expected to be completed in December 2021.
Overnight Parking Ban Downtown
Until further notice, overnight parking will be restricted on the following streets during the weekend:
- Both sides of Oak, between Michigan and Clark
- South side of Oak, between LaSalle and Wells
- Both sides of Chicago, between Michigan and Wells
- Both sides of Ohio, between Michigan and Wells
- Both sides of Hubbard, between Michigan and Wells
- North side of Illinois, between Dearborn and Clark
- Both sides of Illinois, between Wabash and Dearborn
- Both sides of Rush, between Grand and Ohio
- Both sides of Rush, between Erie and Oak
- Both sides of Wabash, between the Chicago River and Grand
- Both sides of State, between Kinzie and Oak
- Both sides of Erie, from Rush to Wells
- Both sides of Huron from Rush to Dearborn
- Both sides of New Street, from Illinois to North Water
- Both sides of Columbus Drive, from Monroe to Balbo
- North side of Wacker Drive, from Wabash to Michigan
- North side of Wacker Drive, from Franklin to Columbus
- Both sides of Wacker Drive, from State to Wabash
- Both sides of Stetson, from Randolph to Wacker
- Both sides of Columbus Drive, from Randolph to Wacker
- Both sides of Beaubien Court, from Randolph to Lake
- Both sides of Randolph, from Harbor to Michigan
- Both sides of Ohio, from Michigan to Fairbanks
- West side of Larrabee, from Erie to Huron
As always, please make sure to read all posted signage before parking your vehicle downtown.