The Navy Pier Flyover is an elevated path for safer walking and biking along the Lakefront Trail near Navy Pier - one of the most heavily used portions of the 18.5 mile trail. The dedicated bike and pedestrian path will extend from the Chicago River Bridge to Jane Addams Park and provide a safer and scenic alternative to several congested intersections along the Lakefront Trail. The elevated path will include ground-level entrance and exit points.
Navy Pier Flyover construction work has entered its third and final phase. In this phase, crews are rehabilitating the moveable bridge of the Chicago River to accommodate the widened Lakefront Trail path.
The two center, southbound traffic lanes on Lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River will remain closed through February 2020. Southbound motorists will use the new western-most lanes and will still have access to Lower Lake Shore Drive and Lower Wacker Drive.
Additionally the eastern-most northbound lane on lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River will be closed to accommodate a temporary pedestrian and bicyclist path. Northbound motorists will continue to use the remaining northbound lane and will retain access to all routes to the north.
Starting at the beginning of February 2020, both the west and east sidewalks on Lower Lake Shore Drive across the Chicago River bridge will be closed. During this closure, pedestrians and bicyclists will be moved into a protected northbound traffic lane to maintain access to the Lakefront Trail.
Nearby residents may experience some construction noise during this time period from jackhammers and saws. This work is being scheduled during daytime hours to limit the noise impact.
In Spring 2020, vehicle access to Illinois and Grand from the northbound lanes of Lower Lake Shore Drive will be restricted. A detour will be set up to Columbus for access. All other turning movements to and from Lower Lake Shore Drive will be maintained.
Please stay tuned to Reilly Reports for updates on the Navy Pier Flyover or visit the project website for more information.