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Harrison/Halsted Project
Harrison/Halsted Project
Harrison/Halsted Project
Harrison/Halsted Project
Harrision St. bridge Parapet wall removal
Harrision St. bridge Parapet wall removal
Halsted St. Bridge Pier #3 partial removal, stage 1
Asbestos conduit removal along Halsted St. bridge
Halsted St. bridge deck removal, east side on stage 1
Water Main 48" installation, field meeting with CDWM
Halsted St. Bridge Pier #3 partially removal, stage 2
Reinforced bar assembly at the IDOT 25th st. yard
Overall view of Harrison Bridge
Pier 2 and 3 demolition
Girder removal during a night operation
Harrison bridge deck removal continued
Halsted bridge removal
Asbestos ducts removal, Harrison Bridge
60 inch combined sewer installation
Halsted South Abutment Soil Retention System
Halsted Southe Abutment Soil Retention Tie Back
Harrison West Abutment Cage Delivery
Harrison West Abutment Drilled Shaft with permanent casing and Rebars
Harrison West Abutment Drilled Shaft
48 inch Watermain connected to existing 54 inch watermain
Halsted Pier #3 Drilled Shaft Construction
Halsted Pier #3 Drilled Shaft Construction
Halsted South Abutment Soil Retention Tie in back
Harrison Center Pier Drilled Shaft construction
Harrison West Abutment Soil Retention Tie in
Halsted North Abutment soil Retention Installation
Harrison West Abutment Drilled Shaft in progress
Harrison Center Pier Drilled Shaft construction
CSL Testing at Harrison West Abutment Drilled Shaft
Halsted Pier 3 works
Harrison West Abutment Drilled Shaft
Halsted South Abutment Drilled Shaft
Halsted South Abutment Drilled Shaft
Harrison Center Pier works
Harrison East Abutment Drilled Shaft
Harrison East Abutment construction
Halsted Pier 2 Drilled Shaft
Halsted Pier 4 Drilled Shaft
Harrison Center completed
Harrison West Abutment Drilled Shaft
Harrison West Abutment Lagging Installation
Halsted North Abutment Drilled Shaft
Harrison Bridge Decking
Harrison Bridge Decking
Harrison Bridge Detailing
Harrison Bridge Steel Erection
Retaining Wall 1802 Lagging Installation
Water Main Leak Inspection completed
Halsted Pier #1 Completed
Halsted Pier #4 in Progress
Harrison Deck Stand by
Retaining Wall 1802 Lagging
Retaining Wall 1802 Rebar
Harrison bridge removal
North East corner soil retention and excavation
North East corner soil retention and excavation
Harrison bridge removal
Halsted Pier #4 ready for poured
Harrison bridge deck poured
Harrison bridge deck poured
Harrison deck dry run
Harrison approach slab
Halsted North abutment footing
Halsted pier #5 drilled shaft testing
Harrison bridge deck poured
Harrison bridge South Parapet Wall
Cermak Pump Station West Driveway
Cermak Pump Station West Driveway
Halsted bridge Steel Girder erection
Halsted North Abutment Poured
Harrison bridge North Parapet Wall
Harrison bridge South Parapet Wall
Harrison bridge South Parapet Wall
Retaining Wall 1802 in progress
Retaining Wall 1802 sectional Poured
Halsted bridge Steel Girder erection
Halsted bridge Steel Girder erection
Harrison Bridge Sidewalk
Halsted Bridge, stage 1 completed steel erection
Halsted Bridge, stage 1 completed steel erection
PCC Base Course, 8 at the Harrison and Halsted
Retaining Wall 1802 in progress
Retaining Wall 1802 sectional completion
Street Lighting Foundation and conduits
PCC Base Course, 8 at the Harrison and Halsted
East Harrison bridge, west abutment drilled shaft, cage power washing
East Harrison bridge, west abutment drilled shaft, caging
East Harrison bridge, west abutment drilled shaft, permanent casing
East Harrison bridge, west abutment drilled shaft, rock socket coring
Harrison bridge, west abutment drilled shaft, concrete pouring
Harrison bridge, west abutment drilled shaft, concrete pouring
East Harrison bridge, west abutment drilled shaft, permanent casing
East Harrison bridge, west abutment drilled shaft
106 HMA connector between approach slabs and PCC base
Halsted bridge stage I deck pour
Halsted bridge stage I deck pour
Halsted bridge stage I reinforcement
Halsted bridge stage I reinforcement
Halsted bridge stage 2 demolition
Halsted Street stage 1 completed
Harrison bridge rails
Pier #10 drilled shaft testing
Temporary pedestrian bridge to Halsted CTA Station
East Harrison bridge demolition
East Harrison bridge demolition
East Harrison bridge west abutment construction
East Harrison bridge demolition
Harrison & Halsted Pavement Restoration
Halsted & Harrison Pavement
Halsted Bridge Demo
Halsted Sidewalk
Halsted St. Bridge Demolition
Halsted Stage2 Deck Removal
East Harrison Bridge Drill East Abutment Shafts
East Harrison Bridge Drill Soldier Pile Shafts
East Harrison Bridge Drill Soldier Pile Shafts 2
East Harrison Bridge Form West Abutment Backwall
Halsted Pier1 Demo
Halsted Pier3 Demo
Halsted Pier3 TERS
Halsted Pier4 Drilled Shafts
Halsted South Abutment Tie Back Installation
East Harrison Bridge Drill Center Pier and Soldier Pile Wall shafts  Form and pour Center Pier Crashwall, column and caps
ES_Ramp Temporary Pavement
August2015_Halsted&HarrisonPavement
Halsted South Abutmnet Drilled Shaft
North Abutment Drilled Shafts
Pier 1 Crashwall
Pier 4 Drilled Shafts
RW 1802
East Abutment Beam Seat Framing
East Abutment Fascia Wall 1
East Abutment Fascia Wall Framing
East Abutment Soldier Pile Wall
Structural Steel Installation
East Harrison Bridge Deckforming
Structural Steel Erection Over 90.94
North Abutment Drilled Shafts
North Abutment Framing 1
North Abutment Framing 2
Pier3 Drilled Shafts 1
Pier3 Drilled Shafts 2
Pier 3 Drilled Shafts 3
Pier5 Cap and Column Framing
South Abutmnt Prep for Framing
Bridge Deck Rebar Placement
East Harrison Bridge Deck
East Harrison Bridge Deck Pour_1
East Harrison Bridge Deck Pour_2
East Harrison Bridge Deck Pour_3
East Harrison Bridge Deck Pour_4
Halsted South Abutment Framing
Pier3 Cap & Column Framing
Pier3 Crashwall Form & Pour
Frame Halsted West Parapet
Halsted South Approach Pour
Halsted West Parapet Pour
Halsted West Sidewalk Pour
PCC Base Course East Harrsion
ApproachConnector_03102016 (4)
BinderOnHalsted_03282016 (4)
CDWMPumpStationDriveway
ES_RampSewerWork_03252016
HarrisonSidewalkatPumpStation_03042016
ImpactAttenuator
ProtectiveCoat_03182016 (12)
SurfaceOnHalsted_03292016
SurfacePlacement_03292016
WestHarrisonBridgeDeckGrinding_03082016
Halsted Street CTA Without Transparent Roof
Canopy Installation (1)
Canopy Installation (2)
Canopy Installation (3)
Canopy Installation (4)
Canopy Installation (5)
Canopy Installation (6)
ES_Ramp_Barrier Wall Framing
ES_RampBarrierBase_An Temp Pvmnt
Halsted Striping
SignInstallation_ES Ramp

Van Buren Street Bridge

As part of the overall Jane Byrne (Circle) Interchange project, the Van Buren Street Bridge over the Northbound and Southbound I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) was closed for reconstruction on October 9, 2017 and is anticipated to re-open in the Summer of 2019.

View construction progress

The project consists of replacing the Van Buren Street Bridge over Northbound and Southbound I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway).

The limits of work on Van Buren Street extend from just east of Halsted Street to just west of Des Plaines Street.  The proposed new bridge is a part of the overall Jane Byrne (Circle) Interchange reconstruction and will create additional space underneath the bridge along I-90/94 necessary for the future proposed I-90/94 proposed mainline lanes, Ramp SE (I-90/94 Southbound to I-290 Inbound - Congress Parkway Eastbound), Ramp SW (I-90/94 Southbound to Congress Parkway Outbound - I-290 Westbound) and a Northbound I-90/94 proposed Collector-Distributor (CD) road.

In addition to the removal and replacement of the Van Buren Street Bridge, the project includes the construction of a retaining wall that will connect the Halsted Street Bridge north abutment to the Van Buren Street west bridge abutment. The proposed wall will enable aesthetic improvements to the southeast corner of the intersection of Halsted Street and Van Buren Street within Greektown (Elysian Field), including the relocation of the existing Greektown monument (existing obelisk) from Quincy Street.  Other project work elements include drainage, existing siphon reconstruction, underpass and city street/bridge lighting, signing, traffic control and protection, landscaping and urban enhancements.

Proposed Van Buren Street features include:

  • One lane in the eastbound direction
  • Two lanes in the westbound direction (outside lane will be a dedicated bus lane)
  • Sidewalks on both sides of Van Buren Street

The detours required to construct the project include:

  • Van Buren Street will be closed between Halsted Street and Des Plaines Street.
  • Eastbound traffic will route north on Halsted Street, East on Jackson Boulevard, South on Des Plaines Street back to Van Buren Street.
  • Westbound traffic will route south on Des Plaines Street, west on Harrison Street, north on Racine Avenue back to Van Buren Street.
  • Lane shifts will be needed on I-90/94 and the various ramps to facilitate bridge reconstruction
  • Ramp SE is required to be closed for proposed pier construction and will remain closed at the completion of the project, with reconstruction included in a future project.