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Navy Pier Flyover to close for striping work next week

The segment of the flyover that opened in December 2018 will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, June 24 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27.

People walk on the Lakefront Trail near the Navy Pier Flyover construction zone on Saturday morning, May 27, 2017.
People walk on the Lakefront Trail near the Navy Pier Flyover construction zone on Saturday morning, May 27, 2017. The part of the flyover that opened in December 2018 will be closed for final striping from June 24-27, 2019.
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Part of the Navy Pier Flyover pedestrian and bicycle bridge will be closed next week as crews work to finish the pavement striping and connect it to the section that’s still under construction.

The segment of the flyover that opened in December 2018 will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, June 24 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.

During the closure, pedestrian and bike traffic will be rerouted onto the old Lakefront Trail route at street level across Illinois Street and Grand Avenue on Lower Lake Shore Drive, CDOT said.

The far-right northbound lane of Upper Lake Shore Drive will also likely be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 to allow for the delivery of steel for the flyover project, according to CDOT. Both closures will be dependent on weather conditions.

Installation of steel beams for the project was initially scheduled for earlier this month, but the work was postponed because of mechanical problems.

Construction on the flyover, which will carry pedestrian and bike traffic on the Lakefront Trail over Illinois Street and Grand Avenue, started in 2014 after years of planning. The project has been criticized for taking longer to complete than the Golden Gate Bridge.

CDOT said the second segment of the flyover is expected to open late this summer.