Redefine the Drive

Public Meeting #3
July 2017

The meeting held on July 12, 2017 at DePaul University Student Center was attended by 262 people. The meeting was an open house format with an introduction video, online survey, continuous PowerPoint presentation, and exhibit boards for review. Comments will be accepted through the entire project development process. However, to become part of the public record of this Public Meeting, comments must be received or postmarked by August 9, 2017.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) have begun a study to improve North Lake Shore Drive. The study encompasses the area between Grand Avenue and Hollywood Avenue along North Lake Shore Drive. Google map here.


More than one hundred years ago, architect and planner Daniel Burnham inspired Chicago to "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood" and this grand vision inspired the public lakefront and Lake Shore Drive, which we enjoy today. The North Lake Shore Drive Study offers a rare opportunity to continue to enhance North Lake Shore Drive.


The citizens of Chicago and all regional users will have the chance to provide input on how they use the Drive and how we can meet travel demands of all users in the corridor. 

Public Meeting #2
July 2014


Public Meeting #1
November 2013

Responses to Public Comments and Questions

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