Helicopter Lift: 172 West Adams:
On Saturday, February 3, Midwest Helicopter will conduct a lift at 172 West Adams Street form 9am to 11am. During the lift, the following will be closed:
- Adams from Franklin to LaSalle
- Wells, from Jackson to Monroe
DWM Project: Lakeshore East Park
The Department of Water Management (DWM) will begin excavation in Lakeshore East park, north of the playground on Friday, February 9. DWM's sewer line is clogged at this location - causing back-ups in a near-by building.
Work will occur from 8am-5pm. The work area will be fenced off and will be inaccessible during the project. The project is expected to be completed within 30 days (weather dependent).
Restoration will occur in late spring/early summer. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
EOOP will be filming at 401 N Michigan Avenue on Sunday, February 4 to Tuesday, February 6. During the filming, parking at the following locations will be prohibited:
- South side of Lower North Water, from Michigan to Cityfront Plaza Drive
- South side of Lower Illinois, from Michigan to Cityfront Plaza Drive
- West side of Cityfront Plaza Drive, from Illinois to North Water
- South side of Lower North Water, from Michigan to Cityfront Plaza
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Natasha Parker at (773) 297-3906.
Crane Lift 474 N Lake Shore Drive:
Stevenson Crane was hired to lift T-Mobile cell equipment onto the roof at 474 N Lake Shore Drive. The lift will occur on Tuesday, February 20 (rain days - Wednesday February 21 and Thursday February 22), from 9:30am to 2:00pm.
During the lift, the following will be closed:
- Sidewalk on the south side of of Illinois, from LSD to a point 200' west thereof
- Curb and traffic lane on the south side of Illinois, from LSD to a point 200' west thereof
The curb lane on the northside of Illinois will become a drive lane and the bike lane will be shifted north but remain open.
CDOT Construction: Pin & Link Plate Assembly and Expansion Joints
The Department of Transportation will begin a project to replace pin and link plate assemblies and expansion joints associated with the bridge structures of upper and intermediate Columbus Dr., Randolph St., and Stetson Ave. Pin and link plate assembly work will be performed from the underside of the bridge decks while expansion joint replacements will occur from above. The work is anticipated to begin on Monday, November 13th, 2023 and progress to completion (anticipated Fall 2024).
Work is to start along upper, intermediate, and lower levels of the following roadways:
- N. Columbus Drive between E. Wacker Drive and E. Randolph Street
- E. Randolph Street between N. Michigan Avenue and N. Field Boulevard
- N. Stetson Avenue between E. Wacker Drive and E. Lake Street
During construction, portions of these bridge structures will be barricaded off to prohibit vehicles and pedestrians directly over the active work.
- Vehicles will be shifted and/or detoured to allow the work to progress.
- The sidewalk on at least one side of the roadway and crosswalks at roadway intersections will remain open for pedestrians.
- Coordination of temporary access restriction may be required with private properties directly adjacent to the project.
Murphy Auditorium Renovation
Driehaus Museum purchased the Murphy Auditorium (50 E Erie) in June 2023, and began the following interior renovations:
- Offices are going to be renovated
- Stage has sunken – leveled out; fix accessibility issue
- New elevator to go all the way to the top floor
Throughout the project, the following will be in-place:
- Pedestrian canopy over the sidewalk in front of 50 E Erie
- 100' of curb lane will be closed in front of 50 E Erie for material deliveries and small crane
They will need to use a small crane periodically throughout the project to lift materials onto the roof that can't fit through the doorway.
Water Main project: Superior, from Orleans to Kingsbury
In Mid-October 2023, the Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) began a water main project on West Superior Street, between North Orleans Street and North Kingsbury Street. This project will be completed in three phases.
Phase 1 will include prep work, utility locating, tree trimming, and infrastructure trenching. The trenching will begin at West Superior and North Kingsbury and move eastward.
DWM is coordinating all water shut offs with each affected building property managers. Work hours will be 7:30am to 7:00pm, Monday through Friday. All work is expected to be completed by the end of February 2024 (weather dependent). If you have any questions related to this project, please contact Bobby Lyons (project manager) at 773-724-1594 or John Bania (site foreman) at 773-663-8648.
LSD Bridge & Viaduct Project - September 25 to Summer 2024
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) began working on the Lake Shore Drive Bridge and Viaduct Network between Monroe and Ontario. This work will include removing and replacing link plates, stainless steel pins, and Teflon bushings and expansion joint rehabilitation.
Upper Level Lake Shore Drive will have one permanent lane closure in each direction and an additional lane closure during off-peak hours.
Intermediate Level Lake Shore Drive will have two permanent lane closures in each direction.
This project is expected to be completed summer of 2024.
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
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.
Kennedy Expressway Bridge Rehabilitation
In 2023, IDOT began rehabilitating the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94), from the Edens Expressway (I-94) junction to Ohio Street.
The estimated $150 million project consists of rehabilitating 36 bridges and the Reversible Lane Access Control system, replacing overhead sign structures, installing new signage and modernized LED lights, pavement patching, and structural painting. Additionally, Hubbard’s Cave, from Grand Avenue to Wayman Street, will be painted and new LED lighting installed.
The work will take place over three consecutive construction seasons, broken down into the following stages:
2023 – Inbound Kennedy: Click here for stage 1 fact sheet.
2024 – Reversible Express Lanes: Click here for stage 2 fact sheet.
2025 – Outbound Kennedy: Click here for stage 3 fact sheet.
The Kennedy Expressway officially opened in November 1960, with the last major rehabilitation completed in 1994. The project will improve safety, traffic flow and reliability for the more than 275,000 motorists who use the expressway each day.
Click here for a project overview.
Click here for a FAQ
Click here to see photos and videos of the project.