Overnight lane closures on Lake Shore Drive begin Sunday


CHICAGO (STMW) - Overnight lane closures on southbound Lake Shore Drive are scheduled to begin Sunday for bridge beam installation as part of the Stevenson Expressway interchange project.

Starting at 1 a.m. Sunday, all southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive will close, along with the ramp from the inbound Stevenson to northbound Lake Shore Drive. Closures will continue until 7 a.m. All southbound lanes and the ramp will also be closed nightly Monday through Thursday from 1-5 a.m., according to a statement from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Traffic will be directed from southbound Lake Shore Drive to the southbound Stevenson ramp to exit at State Street. Drivers can re-enter the inbound Stevenson to access the southbound Lake Shore Drive ramp, according to the statement.

A posted detour will direct traffic to the inbound Stevenson and the southbound Lake Shore Drive ramp. Drivers should exit at the 31st Street exit and re-enter northbound Lake Shore Drive, according to the statement.