61 West Erie Street Construction
On Monday, November 2, LG Construction will begin construction of a five-story, 28 unit apartment building at 61 West Erie Street. Please find LG Construction’s phase one construction timeline below.
- During the week of November 2, LG Construction will be mobilizing equipment/materials and making deliveries to the site.
- Starting the week of November 9, LG Construction will be excavating the site and preparing to pour caissons.
- Starting November 16, LG Construction will be pouring caissons. It will take roughly 9 days to finish pouring the 12 caissons required for this project. LG Construction will be radioing concrete trucks on and off the site.
Throughout the construction process, the following will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic:
- 100' of sidewalk and curb lane in front of 61 W Erie Street
- The alley adjacent to the west side of 61 West Erie Street
There will be detour signs, barricades, and flaggers in place for the duration of the project.
Crane Lift at 105 West Hubbard Street
On Monday, November 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., there will be a crane lift at 105 West Hubbard Street. During the lift, the following will be closed:
- 100' of sidewalk in front of 105 West Hubbard Street
- 100' of curb lane in front 105 West Hubbard Street
- 100' of the eastbound traffic lane in front of 105 West Hubbard Street.
- Curb lane on the north side of West Hubbard, from Clark to a point 130' west thereof
There will be barricades, detour signs, and flaggers in place throughout the lift.
Crane Lift at 330 North Clinton Street
On Wednesday, November 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., there will be a crane lift at 330 North Clinton Street. During the lift, the following will be closed:
- 100' of the sidewalk in front of 330 N. Clinton
- 100' of the curb lane in front of 330 N. Clinton
- 100' of the west traffic lane in front of 330 N. Clinton
There will be barricades, detour signs, and flaggers in place throughout the lift.
Filming at 38 South Michigan
Scenes are being filmed for an upcoming movie at 38 South Michigan Avenue on Friday, November 6. Parking will be prohibited from Monday, November 2, at 6:00 a.m. to Friday, November 6, at 8:00 p.m. at the following location:
- South side of East Monroe Street, from Michigan Avenue to the first alley west thereof
IJKL Construction Update
Starting Monday, November 2, Lendlease will be installing structural geofoam at the IJKL site. Geofoam is a highly compressed thermoplastic that is used to fill-in the space between the top of the concrete deck and the soil.
The geofoam will be cut and trimmed onsite to fit a specific design plan. Cutting and trimming the geofoam might result in some debris being blown off the site. Lendlease will make every effort to contain this and clean the area surrounding its site.
The geofoam installation is expected to be finished at the beginning of December.
Festival of Lights TV Show Special Pre-Tape
The Magnificent Mile Association will be filming a Festival of Lights TV Special at Pioneer Court located at 401 N. Michigan Avenue on Sunday, November 1. The filming set-up will occur on Saturday, October 31. During the set-up, filming, and teardown parking will be restricted in the curb lane at 401 N. Michigan Avenue, so the filming crew can park essential vehicles.
While the TV special is being filmed, there will be barricades and private security on-site. The Chicago Police Department will be present to help with crowd control.
Bicycle Bridge Cleaning and Painting: Lake Shore Drive and Randolph Street
Starting Saturday, October 17, the Chicago Department of Transportation will be cleaning and painting the bike bridge at North Lake Shore Drive and East Randolph Street. The work will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily.
Since the cleaning and painting will occur from inside the Dusable Harbor Parking Lot, there will not be any lane closures or disruptions to bicycle traffic.
All work is expected to be finished by Saturday, November 7.
Millennium Park Christmas Tree Delivery
Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 9, the following will be closed to facilitate the delivery of Millennium Park’s Christmas Tree:
- Northbound Michigan Avenue, from Madison to Randolph
- The sidewalk on the east side of Michigan Avenue, from Madison to Randolph (Millennium Park Security will be in place to secure the sidewalk)
- The crosswalk on the west side of Michigan at Washington (the public will be instructed to cross at Madison or Randolph)
Type III barricades and traffic barrels will be in place. Everything is expected to re-open by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9
50 East Randolph Street Sidewalk Restoration
Starting Monday, October 19, Clark Construction will begin restoring the south and west facing sidewalks at 50 East Randolph. During the work, the following will occur:
- Pedestrians traveling northbound on the east side of Wabash Avenue will be directed to walk in the curb lane from Randolph Street to Benton Place
- Pedestrians traveling eastbound on the north side of Randolph Street will be directed to walk in the bike lane from Wabash Avenue to Michigan Avenue
- Cyclists traveling eastbound on the north side of Randolph Street will be directed to ride in the curb lane from Wabash Avenue to Michigan Avenue
All work is expected to be completed by Friday, November 6.
CTA Bus Stop Change in the Loop
Due to electrical vault construction, starting Monday, October 13, the following bus stop will be relocated until Monday, November 23 (or until completion of work):
- Clark at Adams (southbound, far side to nearside)- temporary bus stop relocation
- Stop ID Number: 1869 to TBD
- Routes Stopping: #22 – Clark, #24 – Wentworth
AT&T Fiber Optic Installation: 227 East Ontario
Starting at the beginning of the fourth quarter, AT&T plans to install fiber optic cable at 227 East Ontario Street. The work will occur on the south side of East Ontario, from a point 148' west of North Fairbanks Court, to a point 240' west thereof (curb lane).
Façade Work: 160 North LaSalle Street
Starting at the end of October, Bowa Construction will be performing 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 June 2021.
937 North Rush Street Demolition
Starting Monday, October 19, McDonagh Demolition will be tearing down 937 North Rush Street. Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. During the demolition, the following will be closed:
- 50’ of sidewalk in front of 937 North Rush Street (the sidewalk will reopen daily after work is completed)
- 50’ of curb lane in front of 937 North Rush Street
McDonagh Demolition will have barricades, construction fencing, detour signs, and flaggers in place. The construction company will deploy dust mitigation techniques to prevent dust from leaving the site.
All demolition work is expected to be completed by November 13, 2020.
CTA Elevated Brown Line Track Maintenance
Starting Saturday, September 19, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will begin structural maintenance on the Elevated Brown Line Track over Franklin Street, between Ohio Street and Huron Street. During the work, the following will be closed as needed:
- Alleys on both sides of Franklin Street, between Ohio Street and Huron Street
- Curb/Traffic lanes on both sides of Franklin Street, between Ohio Street and Huron Street
- Sidewalks on both sides of Franklin Street, between Ohio Street and Huron Street
The CTA plans to work Monday-Friday, from 8am-3:30pm and Saturday-Sunday, from 8am-6pm. This project will cause moderate noise.
All work is expected to be completed by Sunday, November 15, 2020.
AT&T Fiber Optic Installation
Starting at the end of the third quarter, AT&T plans to install fiber optic cable at 550 W. Washington Street. The work will occur at the northwest corner of Washington Street and Clinton Street.
Lane/sidewalk closures will occur as needed.
IJKL Host and Crane Jump
As work continues rapidly on the LSE IJKL site, Lendlease Construction will be jumping (increasing the height) to its hoists and cranes over the weekends listed below:
- Saturday, October 24 – Saturday, October 31
For safety, no other production work will occur on site during these jumps. All dates are weather dependent and if any changes occur, an updated schedule will be issued.
Arcade Place Intermittent Closure
Starting Tuesday, September 1, Executive Construction will be removing the pedestrian bridge between 10 S. LaSalle Street and 5 S. LaSalle Street. During the project, Arcade Place, between Wells Street and LaSalle Street will be closed intermittently to install and remove scaffold.
All work is expected to be completed by in mid-November (weather dependent).
St. Clair Water Main Installation
Starting at the beginning of November, the Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) will install 1,508 feet of 8-inch water main on the west side of St. Clair Street, between Illinois Street and Superior Street.
Throughout the project, portions of the southbound traffic/curb lane and sidewalk will be closed as needed. Work will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily.
After the new water main has been installed, the described area will experience an increase in the availability of water for fire protection and domestic use.
This project is anticipated to be completed in mid-November 2020.
Overnight Parking Ban Downtown this Weekend
Starting tonight at midnight until December 31, overnight parking will be restricted on the following streets:
- 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 Wabash
- Both sides of New Street, from Illinois to North Water
- Both sides of Columbus Drive, from Monroe to Balbo
- North side of Wacker Drive 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
Chicago Police Department Commander Jill Stevens (18th District) and Commander Jacob Alderden (1st District) have ordered this temporary overnight parking ban to encourage restaurant and bar patrons to return home after dining out.
As always, please make sure to read all posted signage before parking your vehicle downtown.
Jane Byrne Interchange Closures and Detours
Northbound I-90/94 Mainline Improvements Begin This Week
As of October 1, all traffic lanes were shifted left on northbound I-90/94 approaching Roosevelt Road. The far right lane will provide access to the flyover ramp connection northbound I-90/94 to westbound I-290. This ramp will remain reduced to one lane between Roosevelt Road and Taylor Street until late December 2020.
Overnight lane closures will be required to facilitate these improvements. On Thursday and Monday nights, closures will start at 10:00pm, with occasional full stops for no longer than 15 minutes at a time beginning at 1:00am. All lanes will reopen by 5:00am Friday and Tuesday mornings.
Furthermore, the northbound Roosevelt Road entrance ramp to I-290 closed on October 1. The detour for motorists is below:
- Westbound I-290: head west on Roosevelt to Ashland, north on Ashland to access the Ashland entrance to westbound I-290.
- Eastbound I-290: head east on Roosevelt to State, north on State to Ida B. Wells Drive.
Taylor Street Reopened
Taylor Street reopened to traffic on Thursday, September 17, between Halsted and DesPlaines Street. Taylor Street closed in June and was used as part of the eastbound I-290 to northbound I-90/94 detour route while the east-to-north ramp was being reconstructed.
New features to improve safety, increase visibility, and decrease decision point and conflict from opposing lanes have been made.
On Tuesday, October 6, the Taylor Street entrance tramp to northbound I-90/94 will open.
Adams Street Bridge
The Adams Street bridge is closed from Halsted Street to Desplaines Street. The bridge will be demolished and rebuilt, anticipated to reopen in the Fall of 2022. The Adams Street entrance and exit ramps to I-90/94 will also close with traffic entering the interstate via Madison Street and traffic exiting the interstate via Monroe Street.
Detour routes for pedestrians and drivers are below:
- Vehicular Traffic will be directed south on Desplaines, west on Van Buren, and north on Halsted and then can continue west on Adams.
- Pedestrians should use the Monroe Street bridge as a detour route.
The Adams Street bridge marks the final major bridge closure at the Jane Byrne Interchange for the 2020 construction season. The new bridge will have two westbound lanes and wider sidewalks on both sides of the street, enhancing connections and improving safety for all transportation users in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Madison Street Exit Ramp Closure
The northbound Madison Street exit ramp will close on Tuesday, October 6 until summer 2021. The detour route for drivers is below:
- Continue north on I-90/94 to the Washington exit ramp, head east on Washington and south on Desplaines to Madison
One Chicago Square-1 W Chicago Pedestrian and Traffic Impacts
Although fencing is already in place for the sidewalk closure, pedestrians still have access to the sidewalk, but should exercise caution when walking by the construction site.
The Curb Lanes along Chicago, State, Superior, and Dearborn will remain a No Parking/Tow Zone throughout the project, to allow for demolition, and then the protected pedestrian walkway.
The sidewalk along the east side of Dearborn, from Superior to Chicago, has been closed to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be rerouted to the west side of Dearborn.
Please stay tuned to Reilly Reports as additional construction updates and closures will be announced.
Vista Construction Update and Traffic Impact
Re-opening of Field Boulevard for vehicular traffic and pedestrians:
- Due to safety precautions that involve the work overhead of public spaces and CDOT requirements, Magellan cannot open the underpass until initial occupancy.
Upper Wacker Drive within Project Scope:
- Due to safety precautions, CDOT has permitted McHugh construction to take a portion of the Upper Level of Wacker Drive until the building achieves initial occupancy.
- Until initial occupancy, when Wacker traffic can be directed eastbound through the new intersection, and then westbound along the north leg of Wacker, the current no-left-turn configuration will remain in place.
For more information or to speak with the General Contractor for the project, please contact McHugh Construction Company's Senior Project Manager for Vista, Joe Kuna at firstname.lastname@example.org