Construction Updates

Construction Updates

Please see below for updates on infrastructure work taking place throughout the ward over the next few weeks. If you have questions on any of these projects or other work taking place please reach out to our office at ward46@cityofchicago.org or 773-878-4646. When asking about work, it is helpful to have a photo of work signs posted and/or the address/location of where the work is taking place.

INNER LAKE SHORE DRIVE/MARINE DRIVE – Work began September 15th
Inner Lake Shore Drive/Marine Drive from Brompton Avenue to Montrose Avenue is being resurfaced by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) as part of the Arterial Resurfacing program. Resurfacing work will include ADA sidewalk improvements, curb and gutter removal and replacement, concrete bus pads, pavement patching, milling and paving of existing asphalt pavement, and striping.

During construction, temporary “No Parking” signs will be periodically installed as required for each activity listed above. Parking will be restricted when crews are working. All work is scheduled to be completed by December 15, 2021, weather permitting.

CPS-NETSYNC CONNECTIVITY PROJECT – Final stages & restoration

Net Sync is on the final stages of their fiber and cable installation project with CPS on Clarendon from W Montrose to Walt Disney School. Crews are undergoing the restoration portion of this project which will include re-asphalting the street.  No parking signs will be posted ahead of additional work.

SIMONDS DRIVE – Work began September 15th
Simonds Drive between Montrose and Lawrence is getting a makeover!  In the coming weeks, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be repaving and restructuring Simonds Drive and portions of Montrose and Lawrence in the Park District near Montrose Beach. Construction will be staged to minimize parking disruptions. Improvements will include:

Changed parking along Montrose Ave. to perpendicular parking between the bridge and Montrose Harbor. This will designate approximately 140 parking spaces in the area.
New marked crosswalks and curb extensions (where possible) at existing pedestrian desire lines such as near Montrose Harbor, at the Simonds/Lawrence intersection, and at the lakefront trail crossing along Simonds.
Missing or faded signs will be replaced.
3501 N. HALSTED DEMOLITION
Demolition of 3501 N. Halsted (former Little Jim’s, NE corner of Halsted/Cornelia) is expected to be completed by the end of September.

CTA WORK
For updates on CTA work and future construction notices, visit https://www.transitchicago.com/rpm/preconstruction/.
KENMORE AVENUE LEAD ABATEMENT AND PAINTING
The alley behind 4208-4364 N. Kenmore Avenue will be under construction for lead abatement and painting from Monday, August 30 to Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 7am – 7pm weekdays with potential weekend work.
LAWRENCE TO LELAND ALLEY CLOSURE
The alley behind 4700 – 4752 N. Winthrop Avenue (W. Lawrence Avenue to W. Leland Avenue) will be under construction for Track-Level Barrier Installation and Ramp Installation from Monday, August 30 to Friday, October 1, 2021, 7am – 7pm, weekdays and Saturdays.
ALLEY CONSTRUCTION
The alley behind 4800-4848 N Winthrop (West side of Winthrop) will be closed weekdays and Saturdays from 7 am to 7 pm, from Monday, August 2, to Friday October 1.
RPM
The Red-Purple Line Modernization Project work on the tracks and stations began on May 16.  Lawrence and Berwyn Red Line Stations will close for three years, and temporary stations will be constructed at Argyle and Bryn Mawr. Learn more here, and find an interactive map showing RPM closures here.