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How to Avoid the Stevenson and Lake Shore Drive Construction Getting to the Chicago Auto Show

Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM Traffic & Transportation

(CHICAGO) Beginning in 2015, the I-55 (Stevenson) interchange at Lake Shore Drive has been undergoing a massive reconstruction which includes several ramps and bridges. Due to lane reductions, motorists have experienced increased travel times when accessing the Stevenson from Lake Shore Drive and vice versa.

With the Chicago Auto Show running from Feb. 11 through Feb. 20, the area will see additional congestion, however, it is recommended to use Lake Shore Drive southbound to the 31st Street exit to access McCormick Place from the south.

Parking is ample at McCormick Place in three parking lots. Lots A & C cost $23 and are indoors, while Lot B is open-air, costs $15 and is accessible from the 31st Street exit off Lake Shore Drive. Visitors after 6:00 p.m. are charged $10 for parking on the dates of the show only.

The Chicago Auto Show website states that, “there is extensive shuttle bus service from all area parking lots to and from McCormick Place, and Weekend and Presidents Day shuttle service from the Millennium Park Garage. Weekend shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals near Lower Randolph and at Gate 3 at McCormick Place.” Parking at the Millennium garages vary, however on Presidents Day weekend, there will be a 12-hour rate of $18.

Lake Shore Drive Overnight Lane Closures

By Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 Traffic and Transportation

ped bridge closed sign

(CHICAGO) Beginning April 18, closures are expected for both directions of Lake Shore Drive for pedestrian bridge construction work. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes in one direction at a time, on weeknights from Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through June 30, 2016.

North ave pedestrian bridge

For more information, follow this link to the previous story: Lake Shore Drive Bridge and Lane Closures to Begin this Week | WLS-AM 890 | WLS-AM

State police investigate shots fired on Stevenson Expressway

(CHICAGO) State police are investigating after a woman’s car was struck by a bullet early Friday while she was driving on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) on the South Side.

The car was shot about 1:15 a.m. on the ramp from southbound Lake Shore Drive to the outbound Stevenson, Illinois State Police Trooper Julian Torres said.

One round struck the car, Torres said. The woman, who was the only occupant, was not injured.

Police are investigating where the shot came from, Torres said.

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Police: California man was driving with LSD, $15K

(MORRIS) A California man was charged Friday with carrying 25 hits of acid and nearly a half-ounce of pot in southwest suburban Morris.

Ryan Watson, 21, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet station wagon about 3:30 p.m. on I-80 when he was stopped for speeding, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

The trooper smelled a strong odor of cannabis emitting from the vehicle and, upon further investigation, found $14,950, 12 grams of marijuana and 25 hits of LSD, police said.

Watson was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of cannabis, police said. He was taken to Grundy County Jail where he is awaiting bond court.

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Police: 1 dead, 3 seriously hurt in Lake Shore Drive crash

             One person was killed in a wrong-way crash early Monday on Lake Shore Drive. / photo from NVP News Video

(Chicago)  Alcohol may have been a factor in wrong-way crash on Lake Shore Drive that left a man dead and three other people seriously injured on the South Side.

A 26-year-old man drove a 2001 Nissan Sentra south into the northbound lanes of the 3900 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 2:40 a.m., police said.

The Nissan tried to swerve left to avoid a head-on collision with a 2011 Ford Fusion, police said. Instead, it side-swiped the Ford, which was carrying two 23-year-old women inside, police said. The Nissan then struck a Chevrolet Impala with four people inside, police said.

The 26-year-old driver of the Nissan was dead at the scene, according to police and fire officials. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

The 23-year-old man driving the Chevrolet and a 21-year-old woman in the front passenger seat were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, police said. A 22-year-old woman in the back seat of the vehicle was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to fire and police officials.

The women in the Ford declined medical treatment, as did a 25-year-old man riding in the back seat of the Chevrolet.

Alcohol may have factored into the crash and investigators were awaiting toxicology results from an autopsy, police said.

The northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive were closed for more than four hours after the crash, but were reopened as of 7:15 a.m., police said.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is looking into the crash.

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