CDOT spokesman Brian Steele describes the plans and the need for a new pedestrian overpass near Navy Pier.
Update: Chicago's city plan commission on Thursday approved the plans.
One of the busiest spots on the lakefront path might get a makeover soon.
To solve congestion problems on the trail north of the Lake Shore Drive bridge near Illinois and Grand Avenues, the city announced a plan to construct an overpass called The Navy Pier Flyover, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Tribune reports the project would cost an estimated $40 to $45 million dollars, but about $34 million dollars already have been secured thanks to federal and state funds.
The city's plan commission is expected to approve the project today.