LSD Motorists Beware: New Project Starting

September 04, 2012

Summer might be ending, but it is always seems to be road-construction season around Chicagoland.

A two-month-long resurfacing project of Lake Shore Drive is set to begin Wednesday, September 5, and though Chicago drivers should expect delays, officials will attempt to inconvenience motorists as little as possible.

LSD resurfacingThe Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is overseeing the resurfacing of portions of North Lake Shore Drive, doing much of the work during off-peak hours to minimize traffic impacts.

A total of 2.75 miles of the Drive will be resurfaced, including the sections of Sheridan Road to Foster Avenue and Belmont Avenue to North.

When it’s over — estimated to be around the first week of November — all four lanes in each direction will be resurfaced.

While work will go on day and night, at least two travel lanes will be open at all times in both directions, and there will be no lane closures during rush hour, which includes southbound between 6 to 10 a.m. and northbound between 3 to 7 p.m.

The resurfacing project is part of Building a New Chicago, a $7.3 billion infrastructure renewal program, which you can read about at Chicago Real Estate Forum.

This LSD portion of the project will cost about $3.8 million. In all, more than 230 miles of arterial and residential streets in Chicago will be resurfaced this year.

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