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I-55 & Lake Shore Drive Inbound Structures Replacement

Chicago, Illinois

This current project consists of complete replacement and reconfiguration of three bridge structures on the inbound side of the I-55 & Lake Shore Drive interchange.

I-55 & Lake Shore Drive Inbound Structures Replacement
I-55 & Lake Shore Drive Inbound Structures Replacement
I-55 & Lake Shore Drive Inbound Structures Replacement

The Challenge

Due to the location of the project and high traffic volumes, the work is required to be performed in multiple stages.  Other challenges include coordination with multiple adjacent highway contracts, McCormick Place events, Chicago Dept. of Transportation and Chicago Dept. of Water Management.

The Solution

Construction adds a traffic lane along ramp ES from Northbound 1-55 to Southbound Lake Shore Drive, the removal and complete replacement of ramp EN from Northbound I-55 to Northbound Lake Shore Drive, and the reconstruction and widening of the Northbound I-55 bridge.  The gross net length of the project is 1 mile. 

Fast Facts

Three Bridge Structures
Complete replacement and reconfiguration.
One Mile
Length of the project