Chicago survived the overnight closures while crews installed beams for the new Jane Byrne Interchange Flyover this summer, but there remains a tremendous amount of work to be done throughout the complicated junction. Not only does the Flyover itself need to be completed, but there’s also the matter of reconnecting the Dan Ryan to Congress Parkway, rebuilding what will be the north-bound lanes of the Halsted Street bridge over the Eisenhower, and spanning Harrison Street over the Ryan’s inbound lanes.
Sounds complicated, right? While we’re sure engineering teams have all the plans figured out, for now it looks like it’d be far too easy to take a wrong turn and plunge into the abyss from a dead-end bridge. Either that, or someone’s reenacting that bus scene from “Speed.”