Construction project begins to separate Lakefront Trail

CHICAGO -- Construction begins Monday to create separate bike and pedestrian paths on the Lakefront Trail.

The project is designed to reduce congestion in busy areas.

Crews have begun tearing up the pavement from Fullerton to North Avenue and from Oak Street to Ohio.

Once complete in 2018, all 18 miles of the Lakefront Trail will have separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians.

More information about detours are available on the Chicago Park District website.