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Halsted Traffic Crawls as Bridge Replacement Work Begins

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 29, 2010 7:40PM


Well, there goes our straight line by bike from Bridgeport to Evanston for the next year. Starting this week, Halsted street is being rerouted for the next year as a new $27 million tied arch bridge will be constructed at Halsted near Goose Island to replace the current monstrosity that is a hell ride to cross by car, bicycle or foot. When the new bridge is completed, it'll have two lanes in either direction and dedicated bike lanes. Improved lighting will also be installed, and Halsted will be resurfaced from Division Street to North Branch.

While the construction continues, commercial traffic will be re-routed west to Cherry via North Branch and Division, while standard traffic will be re-routed east to Larrabee between Chicago and Division.