5 things to know about the Kennedy Expressway project (like alternatives)…

From today’s Daily Herald, this is what you need to know to get around for the next 3 years.  Oof.

The massive project includes fixing 36 bridges between the Edens Expressway and Ohio Street, rehabbing the reversible lanes, patching pavement, and giving Hubbard’s Cave a fresh coat of paint.

Illinois Department of Transportation engineers said the expressway that opened in 1960 and transports over 275,000 vehicles each day is overdue for bridge work.

IDOT is warning of delays and is recommending travelers try to avoid rush hour or take public transit.

Here are five things to know about 2023 Kennedy construction, which is scheduled to last through November.

• This year, work is focused on the inbound Kennedy. IDOT is closing the two left lanes first to rebuild the bridge decks. Come July, the left lanes will reopen and the right ones will close.

Read the full story with helpful hints on getting around at the Daily Herald.