City Officials Break Ground on Navy Pier Flyover

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Senator Dick Durbin and local officials broke ground Tuesday on the Navy Pier Flyover project, 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.

Construction will be done in three overlapping phases, with the first phase beginning between Jane Addams Park and Ogden Slip, the second between the slip and the river, and the third phase improving the path over the Chicago River Bridge. The entire $60 million project is expected to be completed in 2018.

The construction will begin next week. Most notably, it will involve the temporary closure of the right travel lane and shoulder of northbound Upper Lake Shore Drive for one block between Illinois Street and Grand Avenue.

On the morning of Monday, March 24th, the temporary lane reductions on Lake Shore Drive will be put into place. The off-ramp from Upper Lake Shore Drive to Illinois Street will also be reduced to one lane.

The traffic impacts on Upper Lake Shore Drive are expected to last into September. The first construction phase is expected to be complete in December 2015. More project information is available at

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