The 606 Trail, Kennedy Expressway, industry, Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Yards mega-development site are seen from above on July 10, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

CHICAGO — It could get a little more tricky to get on and off the Kennedy Expressway amid the ongoing overhaul that’s slowed down drivers for months.

Starting 6 a.m. Monday, several ramps are scheduled to close on the inbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) from the Edens Expressway (I-94) junction to Ohio Street, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The closures are for bridge restoration and ramp repairs. The $150 million project intends to spruce up 36 bridges, replace overhead signs, upgrade LED lights, patch the pavement and paint.

The current ramp closures are below.

  • Pulaski Avenue to inbound Kennedy, to reopen in two weeks
  • Montrose Avenue to inbound Kennedy, to reopen late October
  • Kedzie Avenue to inbound Kennedy, to reopen late October
  • Inbound Kennedy to Fullerton Avenue, to reopen late October

The Kennedy Expressway opened in November 1960 and had its last “major rehabilitation” in 1994, according to a news release from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Over 275,000 motorists use the expressway each day.

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