The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that the Western Avenue viaduct, which opened in 1961, will be permanently closed on March 1. The viaduct will be demolished and replaced by a new five-leg at-grade intersection at Western, Belmont and Clybourn and is expected to be substantially complete by summer 2017. The demolition of the viaduct will occur during the first weekend of the project and will require the full closure of Western to through traffic between Nelson and George Streets as well as the intersection at Belmont. After the weekend closure, there will be one lane of traffic open on Western Avenue in each direction for the first five months, with two lanes of traffic in each direction expected, until the project is complete.

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Western Avenue Corridor Project Schedule