Construction Updates

24 Hour Lane Reductions on Ontario, between Orleans and Wells, Starting Monday – August 5

Beginning Monday, August 5 at 12:01am, 24 hour lane reductions on Ontario, between Orleans and Wells will commence to allow for the repainting of the section of the Brown Line over Ontario Street. Traffic will be reduced down to two lanes during the work.

No Parking/Tow Zones will be in effect on Ontario, between Orleans and Wells for the duration of the work.

Beginning Friday, August 20 through Friday, September 16, Franklin between Ontario and Ohio will be closed to all vehicular traffic (weather permitting).

Work on this important Public Benefit will continue through the summer and fall, as long as temperatures permit to facilitate the painting work.

There will be noise (including nighttime periods) while the work is being performed:

• Beeping from backup alarms on construction vehicles
• Construction equipment traffic
• Flagging horns
• Railroad personnel communication

As residents may be aware, the CTA is currently repainting 895 feet of the Brown Line Tracks through local impact funds that Alderman Reilly secured from three private development projects in the Ward (142 W. Hubbard, 300 W. Huron, and 110 N. Wacker).

For more information about the Construction Activity Notices for the project, please click here.

LaSalle Street Bridge Lane Closures

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has implemented lane closures on the LaSalle Street Bridge over the Chicago River to allow for panel replacements. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during work.

One Chicago Square-1 W Chicago Pedestrian and Traffic Impacts

Although fencing is already in place for the sidewalk closure, pedestrians still have access to the sidewalk, but should exercise caution when walking by the construction site.

The Curb Lanes along Chicago, State, Superior, and Dearborn will remain a No Parking/Tow Zone throughout the project, to allow for demolition, and then the protected pedestrian walkway.

The sidewalk along the east side of Dearborn, from Superior to Chicago, has been closed to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be rerouted to the west side of Dearborn.