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Eternally-Under-Construction Navy Pier Flyover To Begin Second Phase Of Work

By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 10, 2017 5:22PM

Navy Pier Flyover

The city's ambitious but slow-to-complete Navy Pier Flyover project has strained the limits of "good things come to those who wait," but the city is at last ready to move into phase two of the trail construction.

According to an email to constituents from Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd), construction preparation begins today on the second leg of the project—which looks to ease up crossing conflicts and congestion among cyclists and pedestrians on the lakefront trail and vehicles traveling in and around the Navy Pier area. Runners and cyclists will have a full dedicated bridge separating them from close proximity to traffic. It will allow users to bypass over the Chicago River, DuSable Park, the Ogden Slip, Illinois Street, Grand Avenue, Jane Addams Park and the Ohio Street Tunnel. The second stage of construction involves work around the Ogden Slip near Dusable Park and Illinois Street.

Navy Pier Flyover

The long-in-the-works pathway has been under construction since 2014, and was estimated to be completed in 2018. The project was slated to cost $60 million when ground first broke in March, 2014.


[HT Curbed Chicago]