Motorists in Chicago’s Loop are being advised to find an alternative route over the course of two weekends as repair work will be done at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street.
According to the Chicago Department of Transportation, southbound Michigan Avenue will be reduced to a single through-lane and a left-turn lane north of Randolph Street during the repairs. The northernmost lane of West Randolph will also be closed as crews work to repair the pavement and vault structures on the roadways.
CDOT says that it will begin conducting the work at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, after the conclusion of the morning rush hour, and will keep barricades and barriers in place until Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 a.m. The schedule will be repeated on Friday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Oct. 29, the department says.
The work is being staggered to reduce traffic congestion in the downtown area, according to the department.
Motorists who plan to use Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street are advised to find alternative routes, including Wabash Avenue, State Street, and Columbus Drive to get around potential congestion. CTA riders are encouraged to visit the agency’s website for transit information.