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Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing To Begin Next Week

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CHICAGO (CBS) — One Chicago road project begins next week while another is winding down.

Starting next Wednesday and for about two months, crews will resurface part of Lake Shore Drive in a nearly $4 million project.

Pete Scales with the Chicago Department of Transportation says the work will be done on the north end of the drive.

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“All four lanes will be re-done in both directions on nearly three miles of roadway. There’s one section between Sheridan Road and Foster Avenue and another section that’s larger between Belmont and North Avenues.”

To minimize the traffic jams, Scales says, all lanes will be open southbound during the morning rush and northbound for the afternoon rush.

He says any disruptions should be worthwhile since the Drive will then be like new. “The conditions will dramatically improve once the re-surfacing is done.”

Meanwhile, the three-year, $300 million project to rebuild both upper and lower Wacker Drive is on schedule to wrap up by year’s end.