Posted on August 01, 2010 11:22 PM
Lakefront Path “flyover” plan reviewed
Alderman Brendan Reilly of the 42nd Ward and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently presented plans for the Lakefront Path flyover near Navy Pier. The proposed project will make it easier and safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other users traveling along the Lakefront Path in an area that now has many traffic conflicts. The flyover would run from the Chicago River north to the Ohio Street Beach. Readers can view a presentation given recently by CDOT staff on the 42nd Ward website.
The proposed $40 million project would be financed largely with federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds programmed by CMAP. The flyover would provide a dedicated path for bicyclists and pedestrians where the sidewalk route currently conflicts both motor vehicles and pedestrians.