Shore Drive Reconstruction in progress- a snapshot
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Coast Guard is reopened 67th to Hayes while Marquette is closed Jeffery/Coast
Guard to Richards and Richards closed at the Golden Lady..
2003 CDOT Update:
The results of
the South Lake Shore Drive project are really taking shape. Deep excavations
now are starting to look like underpasses. New traffic lanes are replacing the
80-year-old patchwork of pavement along the lakefront. Concrete and asphalt
are being removed to make way for green spaces.
By the end of
2003, all the road work will be done. Other work, such as landscaping and pathway
installation, will continue in to early 2004, but is expected to have much less
impact on traffic.
work completed to date:
of all southbound lanes of South Lake Shore Drive from 23rd St. to 57th Dr.
of nearly all of the northbound lanes from 57th Street to 23rd Street.
of virtually al of a new storm sewer system.
of the 31st Street Bridge near McCormick Place.
of the 55th Street Underpass in Burnham Park.
of Hayes Dr. (6300 south) including realignment of its intersection with South
Lake Shore Drive at the 63rd Street Beach House.
of Coast Guard Drive between Marquette Drive and Hayes Drive.
and restoration of historic Animal Bridge in Jackson Park.
- Reopening of
the channel to the Inner Harbor of Jackson Park.
of Jeffery Drive.
of more than 75 percent of the architecturally detailed median barrier walls
between 23re Street and 57th Drive.
of more than half of new roadway lighting.
Lake Shore Drive from 23rd St. to 57th Dr. in Burnham Park. Traffic: Three
lanes open in each direction between 23rd St. and 47th St., though non-rush
hour lane closures should be expected. Two lanes open in each direction between
47th St. and 57th Dr. Work: New median barrier [Chicago
Wall] wall construction, roadway lighting installation and landscape
restoration. Completion: July 2003.
Lake Shore Drive from 57th Drive to Marquette Drive (6600 south) in Jackson
Park. Traffic: Southbound
traffic will continue to detour by turning right (west) onto 57th Dr.; left
(south) onto Cornell Dr.; and then south to Hayes Dr. at
Stony Island Ave. Work: Construction of roadway, sewer, and
pedestrian/bike underpasses at 57th Dr., 59th St., 63rd st., and Marquette
Dr. Completion: September, 2003.
Drive (660 south) from Lake Shore Drive (Coast Guard Drive) to 67th Street
near La Rabida Children's Hospital in Jackson Park. Traffic: Two
lanes open for eastbound traffic only. Westbound traffic will detour west
on 67th Street to Jeffery Drive; then north on Jeffery Drive to Marquette
Drive. Access to La Rabida will be maintained via a temporary entrance from
eastbound Marquette Dr. Work: Construction of roadway, including
signalized access to La Rabida Children's Hospital campus. Completion:
late September, 2003 at earliest.
Update: closed west of Jeffery/Coast Guard to Richards, Richards closed
at Golden Lady
and pedestrian path from 23rd Street to 67th Street. Main
trail reopened except along Marquette Drive. Access is maintained with detours
to and from temporary paths especially at underpass construction.
Work: construction of 57th Dr., 59th t., 63rd St., and Marquette
dr. underpasses, sea walls and pedestrian walkways on the Animal Bridge and
along Marquette Drive and South Lake shore Drive. Completion:
2004. Updates: www.cityofchicago.org/Transportation
Attractions and Parking. CTA
service and access to museums, cultural sites, parks, beaches, hospitals and
schools will be maintained. Access to most lots and limited street parking
will be maintained.
The nearly completed
roadway work sets the stage for the start of a major landscape plan. Over the
next year thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses will
be planted. Through 2004, these areas will include:
- New and existing
green spaces in Burnham and Jackson Parks will be enhanced with trees, bushes,
perennials, and ornamental grasses. That includes:
landscaping between 23rd and 51st Streets .
landscaping at 31st street and a t Oakwood Blvd. bridges.
at the new pedestrian underpasses in Jackson Park.
of pedestrian/bike underpasses at 57th Drive, 59th Street, 63rd Street, and
Marquette Drive. The underpasses will:
updated paths, architectural finishes and landscaping.
- Be fully
accessible to people with disabilities.
- Addition of
a boardwalk along 57th Street Beach.
of parking lots along the east side of the Museum of Science and Industry,
the Music Court and the northwest corner of Hayes and Lake Shore Drive.
to get to the Music Court lot
Note on the map below that
coming from South Shore you must use 67th and Jeffery to access the Drive (Coast
Guard); Marquette westbound is closed from South Shore Drive to Jeffery. From
Marquette/Coast Guard, you can go all the way north, but cannot exit between
Science/58th and 47th. Also, you cannot get to the Music Court southeast of
the Museum except by the route shown and not from the north side of the Museum.
From the north side of the Museum, unless you turn around and use Hyde Park,
you can only go onto right onto eastbound 57th, thence northbound on the Drive,
first exit 47th.
The Drive between Marquette
and Hayes/63rd should now be black with white arrows northbound only.
LAKE SHORE DRIVE CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE 2001-2004
(Source: Chicago Department of Transportation,
Edwards & Kelcey. Released July 27, 2001. Actual has been quite close, but
sometimes behind temporarily.)
Hayes Drive Sewer
Reconstruct Hayes to 63rd Beach House
Cut-off Wall for 57th Street Underpass
Order Precast Underpasses
50th Street Ramp
53rd Street Ramp
King (26th-60th),Cottage Grove (Pershing-60th), Pershing
(Cottage Grove-King), 47th (Lake Park-Cottage Grove), Lake Park (47th-56th),
Stony Island (56th to so. of 68th), Cornell Drive (57th-67th), 57th Drive,
Midway Plaisance, 67th (Stony Island to South Shore)
Close, reconstruct Coast Guard Drive (the Drive 6300-Marquette Drive)
Reconstruct Animal Bridge, reassemble in new location
Reconstruct Lake Shore Drive, Science Drive, Jeffery Drive
LSD closed 63rd-Marquette
Hayes Drive open to Beach House
Southbound LSD detoured to Cornell Drove ; LSD open only northbound to 57th
Temporary pedestrian bridge at 57th; various pedestrian detours
Reconstruct southbound lanes, all traffic is in northbound
(47th-57th -2 lanes only in each direction, 23rd-47th-3 lanes nb and 2
sb in AM, 2 nb and 3 sb in PM)
Reconstruct Golden Lady Circle
Construct pedestrian Boardwalk at 57th Beach
Complete underpass connections
Reconstruct northbound lanes, all traffic is in southbound
(same lane directional protocol as in 2002)
Complete 31st Street Interchange
Complete 55th Street Underpass
All roadways and pedestrian underpasses are open;
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