CDOT: New Concrete Protected Bike Lane Being Installed on Milwaukee Avenue from Ohio to Chicago Avenue

July 11, 2018

Mike Claffey     312.744.0707 | Michael.Claffey@cityofchicago.org

Susan Hofer     312.742.2006 | Susan.Hofer@cityofchicago.org

The Chicago Department of Transportation Department (CDOT) announced today that Milwaukee Avenue is undergoing a Complete Streets project that will improve safety and comfort for all users along Chicago’s busiest bike route. Beginning today, July 11, the northbound bike lane of Milwaukee Avenue between Ohio Street and Chicago Avenue will be closed for approximately two weeks for construction of a new concrete curb protected bike lane.

People biking northbound will be required to merge into the travel lane. Motorists are required yield to people riding bikes at all times and should not attempt to pass bicyclists unless they can do so while giving bicyclists at least three feet of room and without exceeding the speed limit.

In addition to the curb protected bike lanes, the project will include pedestrian curb extensions, a pedestrian refuge island crossing Milwaukee at Erie, and a floating transit island at Carpenter for the southbound CTA bus.

Following completion of the northbound improvements, the southbound bike lane will be closed for similar work for about two weeks.

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