Repaving project on Michigan Avenue wraps up

CHICAGO (AP) — Months of repaving work on Michigan Avenue in Chicago has wrapped up, city transportation officials said this week.

The Chicago Department of Transportation originally planned the repaving project on Michigan Avenue from Monroe Street to Ida B. Wells Drive for the fall. But the work was moved up and began in April while traffic has been light in the Loop due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department of Transportation said the repaving also coordinated with underground gas main upgrades.

Crews are still working on a nearby project repaving Dearborn Street from Monroe to Polk. That project should be complete by September and includes pavement markings for a bike lane and a bus lane.