By Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 Traffic
(CHICAGO) Weekend travelers on the south side of Lake Shore Drive will have to find an alternate route this entire weekend as roadwork and the Chicago Half Marathon will shut down the drive completely.
Beginning Friday, Sept. 23, overnight lane closures begin that will last into the following week. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced this week that a full closure of northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive for the installation of new bridge beams.
The following is a list of closures due to the planned road construction:
Northbound Lake Shore Drive: Full Closure starting at 8 p.m. Friday lasting until 12 p.m. Saturday.
Northbound Lake Shore Drive to outbound Stevenson ramp: The ramp will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Inbound Stevenson to southbound Lake Shore Drive ramp: Closed Saturday from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Detours will be posted for all of this roadwork. For that information click here.
On Sunday, Sept. 25, the 20th Chicago Half Marathon will shut down Lake Shore Drive completely on the south side. This closure will impact traffic from 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The race will actually run on the south side of Lake Shore Drive. The entire drive will be closed to traffic between Jackson Park (67th Street) north to 31st Street. Other streets around Jackson Park will be closed. The ramps to and from 31st Street will also be closed to traffic.
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