Overnight lane closures on Lake Shore near Stevenson interchange

(CHICAGO) Overnight lane closures are planned on Lake Shore Drive until Friday morning as crews work to rebuild the interchange between Lake Shore and the Stevenson Expressway.

Northbound Lake Shore will be completely closed at I-55 until 5 a.m. Thursday, according to a statement from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Northbound Lake Shore traffic will be redirected onto the outbound Stevenson to State Street, where drivers can get onto the inbound Stevenson to access northbound Lake Shore.

Starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, the left lane of southbound Lake Shore will be closed, followed by a second lane at 10 p.m., IDOT said. All southbound lanes will be closed from midnight until 5 a.m. Friday. Southbound traffic will be rerouted via the outbound Stevenson, State Street and the inbound Stevenson.

The right lane of northbound Lake Shore will also close at 9 p.m. Thursday, followed by a second lane at 10 p.m., according to IDOT. Northbound Lake Shore will be reduced to a single lane from midnight to 5 a.m. Friday.

The closure is necessary for demolition and the installation of new bridge beams, IDOT said.