CHICAGO (CBS) — There’s good news for downtown Chicago drivers: The lengthy Wacker Drive reconstruction project is almost finished.
State and city transportation officials today showed off some of the $303 million in improvements to the iconic roadway.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-57 Expressway Shooting Near 119th Street
The upgrades include wider lanes, more lighting and extra room for pedestrians.READ MORE: 101st Airborne 'Screaming Eagles' Soldiers To Help Staff United Center Mass Vaccination Site
Officials say the project will now be done in December.MORE NEWS: Brent Seabrook Ending Playing Career After 15 Years With Chicago Blackhawks
Sections of the roadway were built in 1926. Construction crews finished one phase of reconstruction of Wacker Drive in 2002. This second phase began in 2010.