September 5, 2012

North Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing Project Begins September 5th

Work to be Performed During Off-Peak Hours to Minimize Traffic Impact

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is overseeing the resurfacing of portions of North Lake Shore Drive, work that will largely be performed during off-peak hours in order to minimize traffic impacts.

Sections of Lake Shore Drive between Sheridan Road and Foster Avenue and between Belmont Avenue and North Avenue will be resurfaced.  All four lanes in each direction will be resurfaced – a total of 2.75 miles of roadway.

The work began on the morning of Wednesday, September 5th and will be completed by the first week of November.  

Drivers should expect some delays due to the work that will be occurring at various times, both day and night.  However, at least two travel lanes will be open at all times in both directions.

Also, there will be no lane obstructions during rush hour peaks – neither in the southbound direction between 6-10 a.m., nor in the northbound direction between 3-7 p.m.

As part of Building a New Chicago, a comprehensive $7.3 billion infrastructure renewal program put forward by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CDOT is managing the resurfacing of more than 230 miles of arterial and residential streets in neighborhoods across Chicago this year.




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