"The construction at the Admiral At The Lake (Marine and Foster) has now reached the stage where it is time to remove the red crane on Foster.
In order to try and be as accommodating as possible, this weekend was selected to perform the work. This will be about a two-day project and if it needs to extend into a 3rd day, the weekend was chosen because Monday 1/16/12 is Martin Luther King Day, a holiday.
- From 8am through 6pm on Saturday (Jan. 14), Foster will be shut down (from just east of the Dominick's property to just west of Marine Dr.) to ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC THAT ARE NOT CTA or EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
- From 8am through 6pm on Sunday (Jan. 15), Foster will be shut down (from just east of the Dominick's property to just west of Marine Dr.) to ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC THAT ARE NOT CTA or EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
- From 6pm Saturday (Jan. 14) through 8am Sunday (Jan. 15), only the north two lanes of Foster (between Sheridan and Marine Dr.) will be open for through traffic (all vehicular traffic). Instead of these lanes being both west-bound lanes, one will be east-bound and one will be west-bound).
Basically, between 8am and 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday, only CTA vehicles (and the occasional Dominick's or Saddle & Cycle employees) will be allowed to pass the construction workers. After 6pm on Saturday, Admiral construction will leave, leaving behind pathways so that traffic can flow though the area, one lane west and one lane east. Re-routing, during construction and for not CTA vehicles, will involve the following:
- Foster east-bound traffic - will be directed south to Argyle, where they will head east down Argyle and then north on Marine Dr to the on-ramp for LSD at Foster.
- Foster west-bound traffic - will be directed south on Marine Dr as they exit LSD, west on Argyle and then north up Sheridan Rd.
- We are hoping to get Winona a temp sign "NO THROUGH TRAFFIC" posted.
When it is finally completely down, traffic patterns will return to normal and Foster opened back up for all vehicles.
We hope this will be the safest and least convenient way for not only our neighborhood but for all who use Foster either as a pedestrian or as a driver. Thanks in advance to everyone for their patience. Kindly share this news with your neighbors and post in the common areas of your buildings."
If you'd like to see photos of the construction process, which started in November 2010, please click here.