Reopened Jackson & Adams Streets Bridges into Greektown
Just in time to welcome the bustling holiday season in Greektown, IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) has announced that the two primary bridges over the Kennedy Expressway (I90/94) leading into Greektown – at Jackson Boulevard (eastbound) and Adams Street (westbound) – are scheduled to reopen, following construction that began in March 2014. Both bridges are now wider, with two travel lanes and 10-foot-wide sidewalks, along with a dedicated bike lane on the Jackson Boulevard bridge. They also include new retaining and noise walls and new lighting, pavement and signage between Halsted and Des Plaines streets.
With the bridges open and accessible, Chicagoans and visitors alike can more easily visit the Greektown neighborhood, just in time for holiday dining and shopping. Greektown is lit up in festive blue and white lights along Halsted Street and kicks off the holiday season with programs and events – including the Holiday Shopper’s Reward Program, offering a $50 rebate when you shop and dine in Greektown Chicago now through December 31.
In addition to the eastbound and westbound renovations to the Jackson and Adams bridges, the inbound Kennedy ramps to southbound Jackson Boulevard and to Adams Street will also reopen. The Jackson Boulevard ramp and the Adams Street ramp to the outbound Kennedy is anticipated to reopen in late December. The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org.