Give yourself some extra commute time if you take Lake Shore Drive into work.
Resurfacing begins Wednesday on the north section of the Drive as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $7.3 billion infrastructure program. A total of 2.75 miles of roadway will be resurfaced between Sheridan and Foster and Belmont and North Avenue during off-peak hours.
All lanes will get a facelift, but the Chicago Department of Transportation said two lanes will remain open in both directions. To minimize traffic impacts, there will be no lane closures in the southbound direction between 6-10 a.m. and in the northbound direction between 3-7 p.m.
The city expects to finish the $3.8 million resurfacing all the lanes by the first week of November.
CDOT says it eventually will resurface more than 230 miles of arterial and residential streets in neighborhoods across Chicago this year.