CHICAGO (STMW) — An extra portion of Lake Shore Drive on the Near North Side will be shut down Sunday evening, adding to a maze of street closures already in place for the NATO Summit.
Starting Sunday at 4 p.m., the drive will be shut down in both directions between Grand Avenue and McCormick Place, the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications announced Saturday.READ MORE: What Symptoms Should You Expect After The COVID-19 Vaccine?
Lake Shore Drive was already scheduled to be closed between Balbo Avenue and 39th Street until rush hour Monday as foreign dignitaries from around the world descend on McCormick Place for this weekend’s summit.
Sunday’s temporary closure will last until 11 p.m., but the closure south of Balbo will remain in effect.READ MORE: 'We're Not Asking, We're Demanding:' Advocates Advance Call For Civilian Oversight Group Over Police, COPA, Police Board, And Other Bodies
As of Saturday, Columbus Drive downtown between Illinois Street and Wacker Drive will also be closed until further notice, according the OEMC website.
The closures add to a web of intermittent street closures and parking restrictions already implemented for the summit, which will mostly impact drivers in the South Loop, River North and on the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways.MORE NEWS: Federal Prosecutors Claim Ald. Ed Burke Made Anti-Semitic Remark, Offer New Details About His Alleged Corruption And Former Ald. Solis' Cooperation
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