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Downtown Traffic Impacts
42nd Ward Street Closures and Construction Notices
WORKING FOR YOU
42nd Ward Street Closures and Construction Notices
Temporary Bus Stop Elimination
Until March 2024, the westbound bus stop at Grand and St. Clair will be temporarily removed.
State & Lake Utility Relocations
Utility companies began relocating utilities in advance of the State and Lake CTA project. Train services will not be disrupted during utility relocations. At least 1 lane of traffic will remain open (1 lane each direction on State St) at all times, but other driving and parking lanes may be closed. Construction equipment and materials will be stored on the street, including during time periods between active work. Work will primarily occur 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekdays and 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturdays, but there will be limited work during nights. Utility companies are aware of and required to abide by the Chicago noise ordinance, which limits noisy work during overnight hours.
Peoples Gas Project: Oak and Rush
Peoples Gas has began working in the intersection of Oak Street and Rush Street. Next week, PGL will be installing a gas main on the east side of Rush Street, from Oak Street to Oak Place. The project is expected to be completed by the end of February 2023.
Bridges, Tunnels, & Viaducts
The following bridges will be closed for bridge testing in advance of boating season:
LaSalle Street Bridge Closure
CDOT is conducting emergency bridge repairs on the LaSalle Street Bridge. There will be traffic lane and sidewalk closures throughout the project. The project is expected to be completed by the end of February 2023.
Randolph Street Viaduct Repair
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed Stage 1 of this project, which consisted of replacing the deck on the northernmost eastbound lane on Randolph, between Columbus to Field. During Stage 2, CDOT will replace the deck of the southernmost eastbound lane on Randolph, from Columbus to Harbor. Sidewalk repairs on the south side of Randolph are also part of Stage 2. Construction is scheduled to resume at the beginning of April 2023. The concrete barriers are in-place because CDOT needs a physical barrier that separates Stage 1 from Stage 2.
Chase Tower Clark Street Tunnel Project
In mid-July, Berglund Construction began repairs on the Chase Tower Clark Street tunnel at 23 S. Clark Street. The project scope consists of repairing Chase’s below-grade tunnel structures that cross below Clark Street at 23 S. Clark St, and will require excavation of Clark Street in that area to access the tunnel structures to perform repairs. There will be one lane of southbound traffic open at all times. Berglund will have flaggers and barricades in-place throughout the project. The project will last 26 months. Berglund would like to begin mid-June. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm.
Dearborn Street Bridge Project
CDOT began emergency work on the Dearborn Bridge in June 2022. They will be conducting the following work:
Due to supply chain issues, the project is expected to be completed in April 2023 (weather dependent). The bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic/sidewalk at a time. Bike traffic will be detoured to Clark Street via the north side of Upper Wacker Drive.
Tower Cranes & Helicopter Lifts
Crane Removal – 311 W Huron:
From Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31 Arco/Murray will be removing their tower crane at 311 W. Huron Street. Throughout this process, West Huron Street, from North Franklin Street to North Orleans Street will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Crane Lift: 180 N Jefferson
Gateway Crane will be conducting at crane list at 180 N Jefferson on Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26. During the lift, Jefferson, from Lake to Randolph will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Crane Lift: 200 W Monroe
Stevenson Crane was hired to lift HVAC units onto the roof of 200 W Monroe. The lift will occur on Saturday, April 1, from 8am-5pm (weather back-up day Sunday, April 2). During the lift, there will be a full closure of Monroe, from Franklin to Wells.
Helicopter Lift – 130 E Randolph:
On Saturday, April 1, from 8am to 12pm (Back-up Day: Sunday, April 2) Chi Aviation will conduct a helicopter lift at 130 E Randolph Street. During the lift, the following streets will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic:
There will be barricades and police officers on-site throughout the lift.
On Monday, March 20, from 8am-11am, a student film will be filmed on the sidewalk on the east side of Michigan, between Jackson and Monroe. The sidewalk will not be obstructed during the filming.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kyra Jones (location manager) at (317) 965-5280.
431 N Dearborn Façade Project
Crane construction began a façade project at 431 N Dearborn this week. Throughout the project, the sidewalks adjacent to the building on Dearborn and Hubbard will be closed. Pedestrians are directed to walk in a projected pedestrian walkways in the curb lanes. The project is expected to be completed in October 2023 (weather dependent).
Demolition of 1043 N Rush Street will begin on Monday, March 6. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 8am to 5pm. Throughout the the demolition process, the sidewalk in front of 1043 N Rush Street will be closed to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be redirected at Bellevue/Rush and Cedar/Rush. The demolition process is expected to last three weeks. After demolition is complete, the construction of a new two-story building will begin.
225 W Randolph Renovation:
The Onni Group began renovating 225 W Randolph. Throughout the project, there will be pedestrian canopies at the following locations:
This project is expected to be completed July 2024.
151 N Michigan:
Power Construction has begun demolition of Millennium Park Plaza located at 151 N Michigan Avenue. During the demolition, the following will be closed:
Pedestrians will be directed to use projected walkways that are placed in the curb lanes on Randolph and Michigan. Demolition is expected to be completed in early February.
354 North Union:
The Onni Group is constructing a 33-story residential building with 373 units. Work hours will be 8am-8pm, daily. Parking will be prohibited on North Union, from West Kinzie to the cul-de-sac west thereof throughout the project. All construction equipment and vehicles will be staged on the Onni Group’s property. This project will take approximately two years to complete.
751 N. Hudson and 451 W Chicago:
LG Construction continues work on 751 N. Hudson Avenue and 451 W. Chicago Avenue, which are adjacent parcels. Work hours will be 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Throughout the project, the following will be closed:
There will be a protected pedestrian walkway in the curb lane on the south side of Chicago Avenue, from Hudson Avenue to Sedgwick Street. This project is expected to take 18 months to complete (weather dependent).
311 W Huron:
In June, ARCO Murray began construction of a new building at 311 W. Huron Street. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm (8pm during caisson pours). Throughout the project, the following City right-of-way will be occupied:
The project is expected to be completed in September 2023 (weather dependent). Peoples Gas Main Installation Project: Bellevue, from Lake Shore Drive to Rush. Sidewalk restoration on both sides of Bellevue, from Lake Shore Drive to Rush will begin the week of October 17.
Construction of the 33-story mixed-use building is underway. Throughout construction, McHugh Constriction will occupy the curb lane on the west side of Canal along 344/350 N. Canal Street’s property line. The construction company has leased the area north of the building from the railroad to use as a staging area. Additionally, they will use the parking lot south of the building as a staging area too. All work is expected to take 24 months to complete (weather dependent).
150 E Ontario:
W.E. O’Neil began construction of a 23-story building at 150 East Ontario Street. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm (8pm during caisson pours). Some weekend work will occur. Throughout the project, the following will be closed:
Pedestrians will be directed to the sidewalk on the south side of the street at Ontario/Michigan and Ontario/St. Clair. The entire project is expected to take 23 months to complete.
535 N. St. Clair Street:
Demolition of 535 N St. Clair is completed. LendLease has mobilized for construction and they have began pouring caissons. Throughout the project, there will be a protected pedestrian canopy on the north side of Grand, from St. Clair to a point 100′ east thereof. The entire project is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2024.
214 West Erie Street Renovations:
On Monday, December 13, Crane Construction began renovations of 214 West Erie Street. During construction, the following will be closed:
This project is expected to be completed summer of 2023 (weather dependent).