Crane Lift: 30 N. Michigan Avenue
On Saturday, August 22, from 9am-12pm there will be a crane lift at 30 N. Michigan Avenue. During the lift, the following will be closed:
- Two southbound traffic lanes on the west side of Michigan Avenue, from Washington Street to a point approximately 200' south thereof
- Sidewalk on the west side of Michigan Avenue, from Washington Street to a point approximately 200' south thereof
There will be barricades and traffic control aides in place.
Tower Crane Removal: 369 W. Grand Avenue
Starting Friday, August 21, Goebel Forming, LLC will be dismantling a tower crane located at 369 W. Grand Avenue. While the tower crane is being dismantled, the following will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic:
- Grand Avenue, from Orleans Street to Kingsbury Street (Vehicular Traffic)
- Sidewalk on the south side of Grand Avenue, from Orleans Street to Kingsbury Street (Pedestrian Traffic)
Pedestrians can use the north side of Grand Avenue, between Orleans Street and Kingsbury. During the lift, traffic control aides and barricades will be in place.
Workers will be onsite from 8am-9pm, and the crane is expected to be dismantled by Sunday, August 23 at 9pm. Vehicular and pedestrian access to Grand Avenue, between Orleans Street and Kingsbury Street, will be restored once the crane has been removed.
Washington Street Bridge Work
The Chicago Department of Transportation is installing a Chord Guard on the Washington Street Bridge. During the work, motorists should expect lane closures, but through traffic will be maintained at all times.
Work is expected to be completed by Friday, August 28.
Filming in the Loop Next Week
On Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26, from 1pm-10pm, parking will be prohibited at the following locations in order to park essential vehicles for a photo shoot:
- The east side of Wells Street, from Washington Street to Calhoun Pl
- The west side of Wells Street, from Washington Street to 8 N. Wells Street
- Lane of traffic on the north side of Washington Street, from Wells Street to 176 W. Washington Street.
On Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27, from 7am-7pm, parking will be prohibited at the following locations in order to park essential vehicles for a photo shoot:
- The west side of S. Wabash, from 14 S. Wabash to 28 S. Wabash
- The east side of S. Wabash, from 11 S. Wabash to 25 S. Wabash
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:
- Building J Crane Jump: Saturday August 29th – Sunday August 30th
- Building KL Crane Jump: Saturday September 12th – Sunday September 13th
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).
River North CTA Bus Stop Change
Due to construction, the following CTA Bus Stop change will take place:
- Wells at Hubbard (southbound, nearside)-temporary bus stop elimination
- Stop ID Number: 5021
- Routes Stopping: #37 - Sedgwick, #125 - Water Tower Express
This bus stop change will go into effect on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 9:00 am until Friday, September 18, 2020 or completion.
St. Clair Water Main Installation
Starting Monday, August 24, 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 Tuesday, August 25, 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
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.
Sidewalk Closure: Northwestern Memorial Galter Huron Entrance Renovation
The sidewalk in front of 201 East Huron Street will be closed for Northwestern Memorial's Galter Pavilion Huron Entrance Renovation project. Construction hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Throughout the project's duration, eastbound and westbound pedestrian traffic will be directed to the north side of East Huron Street.
The project is anticipated to be completed by Friday, September 31, 2020.
Wells Street Gas Main Replacement
People's Gas is replacing a gas main on North Wells, between Chicago Avenue and Illinois Street. Work will be conducted from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., daily.
Throughout the project, one lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions. The following side streets will have lane reductions between North Franklin and North LaSalle:
This project is scheduled to be completed by Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Arterial Street ADA Ramp Improvement Project
The Chicago Department of Transportation has begun its Arterial Street ADA Ramp Improvement Project.
The work will include replacing ADA ramps and tiles at the following locations:
- Columbus, from Wacker to Balbo
- Columbus/Fairbanks, from Illinois to Chicago Avenue
This project requires temporary sidewalk and lane closures as needed. All work is scheduled to be completed by August 30, 2020.
Dearborn Street Arterial Street Resurfacing Project
As part of the Chicago Department of Transportation's Arterial Street Resurfacing Project, Dearborn Street, between Madison Street and Polk Street will be resurfaced.
The work will include ADA sidewalk improvements, curb and gutter removal and replacement, milling and paving the existing asphalt pavement, and striping.
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 scheduled to be completed by August 30, 2020.
Upcoming Jane Byrne Interchange Closures and Detours
As part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project, a lane closure along northbound I-90/94 began on Monday, July 13. To view a map of the closure, please click here.
The ramp from north-and-southbound I-55 to northbound I-90/94 has been reduced from two lanes to one lane. The northbound I-90/94 right lane will be closed from the I-55 entrance ramp to Roosevelt Road. In addition, the flyover ramp connecting northbound I-90/94 to the westbound I-290 will be reduced to one lane from Roosevelt Road to Taylor Street.
The new traffic configuration will be in effect through mid-September.
Motorists will experience significant delays. Please plan ahead, buckle up, put down all devices and remain patient driving through the work zone.
Navy Pier Flyover Phase 3 Updates
The Navy Pier Flyover is an elevated path for safer walking and biking along the Lakefront Trail near Navy Pier - one of the most heavily used portions of the 18.5-mile trail.
The dedicated bike and pedestrian path will extend from the Chicago River Bridge to Jane Addams Park and provide a safer and scenic alternative to several congested intersections along the Lakefront Trail. The elevated path will include ground-level entrance and exit points.
Navy Pier Flyover construction has entered its third and final phase. In this phase, crews are rehabilitating the moveable bridge over the Chicago River to accommodate a widened Lakefront Trail path.
Phase three of the Navy Pier Flyover construction project kicked off the end of April 2019 with the rehabilitation of the movable bridge across the Chicago River. This work will be completed in multiple stages with varied traffic impacts.
This stage of the project will close the two easternmost, northbound lanes on Lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River. During this closure, access to Illinois Street and Grand Avenue from the northbound lanes of Lower Lake Shore Drive will be restricted, and a detour will be set up to Columbus Avenue.
Northbound traffic crossing the river will only be able to access the entrance ramp to northbound Upper Lake Shore Drive. All other turns to and from Lower Lake Shore Drive will be maintained. See maps below.
Pedestrian and Bicyclist Impacts:
Access to the Lakefront Trail will remain open during construction, however bicyclists and pedestrians will be moved into a new, temporary two-way path created in a protected northbound traffic lane during this work.
Nearby residents may experience some construction noise during this period from jackhammers and saws. This work is being scheduled during daytime hours to limit the noise impact.
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