Wacker Drive reconstruction project completed

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Driving in the Loop is now faster and easier.

The $300 million reconstruction project on Wacker Drive is now complete. The Drive re-opened Friday morning between Randolph and Congress. This stretch also features wider sidewalks and crosswalks.

Lower Wacker Drive will be fully open by Friday evening’s rush.

Landscaping will be done in the springtime.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn were on-hand for the reopening.

This stretch is used by 150,000 pedestrians on an average weekday. It also serves about 60,000 vehicles, half on Upper Wacker and half on Lower Wacker. The average daily traffic count on Congress is 75,700 vehicles.

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