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Lake Shore Drive Re-Opens Northbound Lanes After Day Of Closure Near Randolph

The lanes were closed after two steel beams cracked Monday.

A cracked steel beam is causing major traffic problems on Lake Shore Drive.
Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd)
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DOWNTOWN — The city has re-opened all northbound lanes on Lake Shore Drive after a one-day shutdown caused by cracked support beams.

The closures snarled the Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes of anyone trying to use the northbound lanes of the The Drive south of the Chicago River.

The lanes near Randolph Street and the ramp from Randolph to Lake Shore Drive were closed Monday as the city worked to repair two cracked steel beams. The lanes were all re-opened as of about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to a CDOT news release.

The cracked beams startled commuters, who took to Twitter to share photos and call for an investment in city infrastructure.