Chicago, IL – New Sign Installation on Kennedy Expressway to Prompt Additional Lane Closures


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Chicago motorists should brace for additional lane closures on the Kennedy Expressway starting May 17, as the Illinois Department of Transportation embarks on the installation of a new overhead sign structure. This initiative is part of the broader Kennedy Expressway Bridge Rehabilitation Project, which spans from the Edens Expressway (I-94) junction to Ohio Street.

This installation will necessitate lane closures on the inbound Kennedy, specifically between Grand Avenue and Ohio Street, over four extended weekends. Additionally, an extra left lane will be closed on the inbound segment between Milwaukee Avenue and Hubbard’s Cave from 10 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday, starting from May 17 to May 20.

Commuters are advised to expect delays and plan extra travel time through this area. These closures are crucial for facilitating the $150 million project aimed at enhancing roadway safety and infrastructure reliability. For real-time updates on traffic disruptions and road conditions, travelers can visit the IDOT website.


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