Obama Visit Temporarily Close Down Expressways
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are in town to for a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show today.
But they’re leaving major traffic impacts in their wake.
Lake Shore Drive was closed down in both directions between 31st Street and Soldier Field for a short time Wednesday morning. Portions of the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and the Stevenson Expressways where they feed to LSD, were also closed temporarily to allow the President’s motorcade to make it to Oprah’s west side studio.
Of course, we’ll see similar impacts when the President and First Lady return to O’Hare Airport to fly out of town and head to New York City in the mid-afternoon.