In the next couple of weeks, the US Army Corps of Engineers will be doing emergency repair work along the storm-damaged sections of the Lakefront trail between 49th and 51st street. The Army has been called in because of the extensive damage that was done to the Lakefront Trail during the storms that came back in January.
The repair effort is also the start of the ongoing Chicago Shoreline Protection Project, which aims to protect the lakeshore at Morgan Shoals and Promontory Point. So far there has been 5 thousand feet for barriers placed and 1 thousand feet of sandbags placed to protect trails and roads along the lake. Hopefully in the coming months the lakefront will be fully protected since the lake is expected to get higher.
If you are interested in the efforts the city is doing to protect our beloved lakefront, you can head over to the main Hyde Park Herald article here.