Kennedy Expressway Construction Set to Enter Second Phase

March 6, 2024
$150 million project is being rolled out in 3 phases

The second phase of construction to Chicago's Kennedy Expressway is set to begin next week after a months-long break.

The $150 million construction project is being rolled out in three phases, with hopes of lessening the impact on one of Chicago's busiest expressways. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced the next phase would start earlier than planned due to the mild weather.

Phase 2 focuses on the express lanes. IDOT will close inbound and outbound express lanes for the rest of 2024 and intermittently close exit ramps like Montrose and Irving Park Road.

The Randolph Street ramp to the outbound Kennedy will be closed during this phase as well, while cleaning and painting of Hubbard's Cave will squeeze lanes in both directions.

As the project restarts, most extra lane and ramp closings will occur nightly after 9 p.m.

The second phase is expected to last through the summer. The whole project is on track to be finished in 2025.

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Source: Axios Chicago

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