PGL Emergency Work:
On Monday, March 27, PGL will begin emergency work at Oak Street and Rush Street. This work will cause traffic congestion.
In advance of sailboat season, the Chicago Department of Transportation will be conducting bridge tests/lifts at the following locations:
- State Street Bridge: Tuesday, March 28, from 9am-3:30pm
- Wabash Avenue Bridge: Wednesday, March 29, from 9am-3:30pm
- Columbus Drive Bridge: Thursday, March 30, from 9a,-3:30pm
Vehicular and pedestrian access will be prohibited during bridge testing.
431 N Dearborn Façade Project
Crane construction began a façade project at 431 N Dearborn this week. Throughout the project, the sidewalks adjacent to the building on Dearborn and Hubbard will be closed. Pedestrians are directed to walk in a projected pedestrian walkways in the curb lanes.
The project is expected to be completed in October 2023 (weather dependent).
Crane Removal - 311 W Huron:
From Wednesday, March 29 to Friday, March 31 Arco/Murray will be removing their tower crane at 311 W. Huron Street. Throughout this process, West Huron Street, from North Franklin Street to North Orleans Street will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Helicopter Lift - 130 E Randolph:
On Saturday, April 1, from 8am to 12pm (Back-up Day: Sunday, April 2) Chi Aviation will conduct a helicopter lift at 130 E Randolph Street. During the lift, the following streets will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic:
- Randolph, from Columbus to Michigan
- Stetson, from Randolph to Lake
- Beaubien, from Randolph to Lake
There will be barricades and police officers on-site throughout the lift.
Crane Lift: 180 N Jefferson
Gateway Crane will be conducting at crane list at 180 N Jefferson on Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26. During the lift, Jefferson, from Lake to Randolph will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Crane Lift: 200 W Monroe
Stevenson Crane was hired to lift HVAC units onto the roof of 200 W Monroe. The lift will occur on Saturday, April 1, from 8am-5pm (weather back-up day Sunday, April 2). During the lift, there will be a full closure of Monroe, from Franklin to Wells.
CDOT Bus Pad Installation:
On Tuesday, March 14, CDOT will begin installing concrete bus pads on Michigan Avenue at Ohio and Ontario. The work will include pavement removal and replacement with concrete for bus pads on the outside lanes. Construction will begin with saw cutting and pavement removal will begin on March 16, 2023, pending clearance from and coordination with existing utilities and weather permitting.
Bigane Paving Company is the general contractor for this project and Milhouse Engineering and Construction is providing resident engineering services for the Chicago Department of Transportation.
During construction, temporary “No Parking” signs will be periodically installed as required for each activity listed above. These temporary signs will restrict parking during working hours, while adhering to rush hour restrictions, for the completion of the work. All work on this corridor is estimated to be completed by March 31, 2023.
On Thursday, March 16, Electric Conduit will be installing conduit at McClurg Court and East North Water Street. Trenching will occur on the south side of East North Water Street, from McClurg Court to a point 200' east thereof.
The project is expected to take 4 weeks to complete.
On Saturday, March 25, a student production will be filmed at 162 North Franklin Street. During the filming, parking will be prohibited on both sides of North Franklin Street, from Randolph Street to Couch Place (2pm-11:59pm).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Trinidad Reyes (location manager) at (323)791-3370.
Columbia College Filming
On Sunday, March 26, Columbia College will be filming at 190 N State Street. During the filming, parking will be prohibited on the north side of W Lake St, from N State St to 40 W
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fara Rezaeipour (location manager) at (773-661-7918).
WEYCO Group will be filming inside the Thompson Hotel at 21 E Bellevue on Tuesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 5. During the filming, parking on the east side of North Rush Street, from Bellevue to a point 100' thereof will be restricted.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Bitter at 414-841-2219.
200 S Lake Shore Drive
On Monday, March 6, Electric Conduit will begin installing conduit, a quazite box and pole & foundation replacement at 200 S Lake Shore Drive. Throughout the project, there will be a partial sidewalk and curb lane closure on the east side of Columbus, from Jackson to a point 200 feet north thereof.
The project is expected to be completed at the end of March.
1043 N Rush Demolition
Demolition of 1043 N Rush Street will begin on Monday, March 6. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 8am to 5pm.
Throughout the the demolition process, the sidewalk in front of 1043 N Rush Street will be closed to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be redirected at Bellevue/Rush and Cedar/Rush.
The demolition process is expected to last three weeks. After demolition is complete, the construction of a new two-story building will begin.
LaSalle Street Bridge Closure
CDOT is conducting emergency bridge repairs on the LaSalle Street Bridge. There will be traffic lane and sidewalk closures throughout the project.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of February 2023.
225 W Randolph Renovation:
The Onni Group began renovating 225 W Randolph. Throughout the project, there will be pedestrian canopies at the following locations:
- South side of Randolph, from Franklin to the first alley east thereof
- East side of Franklin, from Randolph to the first alley south thereof
This project is expected to be completed July 2024.
151 N Michigan:
Power Construction installed a tower crane on Beaubien Court for the project at 151 N Michigan Avenue. While the crane is in place, Beaubien Court, from a point 23' north of Randolph Street, to a point 100' north thereof will be closed to vehicular traffic. The crane will be in-place for 8-10 weeks.
The following will be closed throughout the duration of the project:
Sidewalk on the north side of Randolph, from Beaubien Court to Michigan Avenue
- Sidewalk on the east side of Michigan, from Randolph, to a point 100' north thereof
- Beaubien Court, from Randolph to a point 100' north thereof
Pedestrians will be directed to use projected walkways that are placed in the curb lanes on Randolph and Michigan. The project is expected to be completed at the end of 2023.
Temporary Bus Stop Elimination
Until March 2024, the westbound bus stop at Grand and St. Clair will be temporarily removed.
- Stop ID Number: 761
- Route Stopping: #29 – State, #65 – Grand, #120 – Ogilvie/Streeterville Express, #121 – Union/Streeterville Express
Randolph Street Viaduct Repair
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed Stage 1 of this project, which consisted of replacing the deck on the northernmost eastbound lane on Randolph, between Columbus to Field.
During Stage 2, CDOT will replace the deck of the southernmost eastbound lane on Randolph, from Columbus to Harbor. Sidewalk repairs on the south side of Randolph are also part of Stage 2. Construction is scheduled to resume at the beginning of April 2023.
The concrete barriers are in-place because CDOT needs a physical barrier that separates Stage 1 from Stage 2.
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.
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.
535 N. St. Clair Street Project
Demolition of 535 N St. Clair is completed. LendLease has mobilized for construction and they have began pouring caissons. Throughout the project, there will be a protected pedestrian canopy on the north side of Grand, from St. Clair to a point 100' east thereof. The entire project is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2024.
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).
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 in early 2023 (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 began emergency work on the Dearborn Bridge in June 2022. They will be conducting the following work:
- Replacing both sidewalks
- Replacing all of the bridge gratings
- Replacing the beam structures
Due to supply chain issues, the project is expected to be completed in April 2023 (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.