Monday, August 27, 2018
Triathletes Cycle Through Uptown on Sunday; Major Repairs To the Drive Will Impact Commutes Beginning Monday
It's a sight usually seen only during Bike The Drive: no vehicular traffic on Lake Shore Drive. On Sunday morning, the southbound lanes were reserved for cyclists participating in the bike portion of the Chicago Triathlon, with well-wishers encouraging them from the sidelines with signs and cheers.
Unfortunately for drivers and bus passengers, this is the least hassle-free the Drive will be until October 6th. Between North/LaSalle and Monroe, lanes will be down to two open in each direction as a big reconstruction project takes place. It's already started, and Monday's rush hour looks like it will be a doozy as drivers and express buses encounter the new configuration for the first time.
The repair project isn't happening in Uptown, but we will surely be affected by it. The city recommends taking the Red Line or the Kennedy for the next six weeks. Construction will be finished by October 6th, when the Chicago Marathon takes place.