CHICAGO (CBS) — If you drive on the Kennedy, you’d be well-advised to avoid the downtown stretch of the expressway the next few weekends, as the Ohio and Ontario feeder ramps will be taken out of commission for a major construction project.
CBS 2’s Derrick Young reports the traffic nightmare begins this weekend, when the inbound Kennedy will be reduced to two lanes, starting a mile before the Ohio ramp, as crews begin demolishing the bridge on the Ohio/Ontario interchange. The reversible express lanes will be closed near the Ohio ramp as well.
The Illinois Department of Transportation recommended motorists headed south exit the Kennedy at Western Avenue as an alternative to get to the Eisenhower Expressway. Lake Shore Drive, the Stevenson Expressway, and the Eisenhower also can be used as alternatives to get downtown.