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Lake Shore Drive is prepping to get a makeover.
Although the construction work won't start for another 5 years, there has been heavy planning to reconstruct Lake Shore Drive in order for it to "meet the changing needs of those who drive, ride, walk, and run along it for years to come."
And the city of Chicago would like your input on how to make the seven-mile street better for your convenience. Public meetings will start next week. However, civic groups have already joined together to start the brainstorming process. Such as, "expanding the shoreline near the downtown beaches to help ease overcrowding on the lakefront trail and alleviate flooding on the roadway from high waves during stormy weather."
This process will cost millions of dollars, however, the outcome will benefit the community in the long run, such as, lowering the speed limit, quicker transits trips, and developing "design standards that are compatible with the city boulevards rather than high ways."
Source: Red Eye