Peoria Street Bridge and CTA Station - Work Completed Fall 2015!

As part of the overall Circle Interchange project, the Peoria Street Bridge, as well as the adjacent CTA Blue Line Station, will be closed for construction beginning May 2014 until Summer 2015. There will be limited access to pedestrian traffic and anticipate the elevator to be installed in November 2015. For ADA accessibility, please use Halsted CTA station.

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The Peoria Street Bridge will be closed in its entirety and will be reopened to pedestrian traffic in Summer 2015.  The CTA Blue Line station will be closed for rehabilitation and is anticipated to be reopened in Summer 2015.

The detour for pedestrian traffic for the Peoria Street Bridge closure will be:

  • Van Buren Street to Morgan Street to Harrison Street, and
  • Van Buren Street to Halsted Street to Harrison Street.

The nearby CTA station entrances at Morgan Street and Halsted Street will be opened during the construction of the Peoria Street project.

The construction contract was awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure Co. on March 31, 2014, and the work involves the complete removal and replacement of the existing bridge structure which carries Peoria Street over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290).  The new bridge structure will be longer to create space underneath along I-290 for future improvements planned for the interchange between the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) and I-290, locally known as the Circle Interchange. The Peoria Street project also includes the associated work along the Peoria Street corridor from Harrison Street to Van Buren Street to make it a pedestrian/bicyclist only facility.  Landscaping, lighting, wayfinding signage, and other features will be incorporated.

The existing brick CTA station is located on the Peoria Street Bridge, and will be removed as part of the project.  The project also includes the rehabilitation of the existing glass station house adjacent to the Peoria Street Bridge.  The rehabilitation will include the installation of a new ADA compliant elevator, roof replacement, new exterior panels, replacement lighting, installation of surveillance cameras, and relocating the turnstiles into the glass building.

Peoria Street Features Include:

  • When completed, Peoria Street will provide a corridor for pedestrians and bicyclists only. 
  • The bridge will be over 50 feet wide to provide an open feeling when crossing the expressway
  • The Peoria Street pavement north of the bridge will be converted to a pedestrian way
  • Sidewalk south of the bridge will be widened to Harrison Street
  • Landscape and aesthetic features will be added including plantings, irrigation, lighting, sitting walls, and wayfinding signage
  • Sidewalks will be reconstructed to current ADA standards per the City of Chicago requirements
  • CTA station will be upgraded to include a new ADA compliant elevator, new roof, new exterior panels, replacement lighting, and surveillance cameras.

The Department appreciates your patience and understanding as we work to improve the multi-modal connections in your community.

If you have questions or comments regarding the construction activities, please submit via our Stay Informed page.