Getting Around the Chicago Lake Shore Drive Construction

posted by Mick Lee - 

Monday turned into a terrible traffic situation for many Chicagoans with the lane and ramp closures that took effect on Lake Shore Drive today.

According to the Chicago Department of Transportation, the two inside lanes of northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive will be closed from Monroe to just north of LaSalle until mid-September.

When the work is completed on the inside ramps and lanes, workers will then do the same repaving work on the outside lanes and ramps, and expected to be complete in October.

It left many commuters trying to find another route. 

Here are the detour routes provided by CDOT:

The detour for the northbound on-ramp at Randolph will be via northbound Lower Lake Shore Drive to the on-ramp to LSD just south of Illinois.

The detour route for the southbound entrance ramps to LSD will be southbound Columbus Drive to eastbound Monroe to southbound LSD.

Other alternates include:

The Kennedy Expressway

The Chicago Transit Authority

Inner Lake Shore Drive

LaSalle Street

Michigan Avenue

Good luck!

Mick Lee

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