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.

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The upgrades include wider lanes, more lighting and extra room for pedestrians.

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Officials say the project will now be done in December.

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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.