Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing Begins Next Week
CDOT: Drivers Should Expect Delays
Drivers who routinely use North Lake Shore Drive should expect delays starting next week.
Beginning Wednesday, September 5th the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a two month long resurfacing project on LSD.
A total of 2.75 miles of the drive will be repaved in two sections between North and Belmont Avenues as well as between Sheridan and Foster Avenues, CDOT announced on Tuesday.
Most of the work will be occurring during off-peak hours both day and night, in an effort to minimize traffic delays. But CDOT says while all four lanes in both direction will be resurfaced, construction crews will keep at least two lanes in each direction open at all times.
While CDOT is telling drivers to expect delays, the agency promises no southbound lane closures during morning rush hour (6-10 AM) and no northbound lane closures during the evening rush hour (3-7 AM).
The entire project is scheduled to conclude the first week of November.
The portion of Lake Shore Drive being worked on is just one small part of the 230 total miles of streets that will be resurfaced this year as part of the $7.3 billion Building A New Chicago project initiated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.