CHICAGO (AP) — Transportation officials are seeking the public’s input for a roughly $3 billion overhaul of Chicago’s iconic Lake Shore Drive.
The modernization project is aimed at improving Lake Michigan shoreline protection and traffic issues between Grand and Hollywood avenues, according to The Chicago Tribune.
State and city transportation officials have directed a study looking at engineering, environmental and socioeconomic impacts, narrowing the plans down to five proposals.
The comment period for public input on the different proposals starts Monday and ends Nov. 9.
Because of the pandemic, comment will be sought online with the option to participate in a live webinar to speak with project planners.
“It’s an unusual time but we want to keep moving forward while we can,” Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Claffey told the Tribune. “We want folks to check it out and tell us what they think and what their preferences are.”
The project’s funding has not been secured.