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Fullerton Avenue Bridge Construction Reaches Halfway Point

By Chuck Sudo in News on Aug 12, 2012 6:00PM

The Chicago Department of Transportation announced on Friday that they've reached the midway point of the reconstruction of the Fullerton Avenue Bridge near the lakefront. The project started in March and has led to some slow goings during rush hour traffic, with only one lane open each way to access and exit Lake Shore Drive.

When the project is expected to be completed in December, the new bridge should create two turning lanes onto Lake Shore Drive, move pedestrian traffic to the north side of the bridge in an effort to reduce accidents, make pedestrian access to the lakefront ADA compliant, and rebuild the running path underneath the bridge and remove a pier leading into the Lincoln Park lagoon.