Corps, city to hold public meeting for Chicago shoreline project

Published Aug. 29, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Transportation, and the Chicago Park District will hold a public meeting to provide information about upcoming construction on the Montrose to Irving segment of the Chicago Shoreline Storm Damage Reduction Project:

WHEN:           Thursday, Aug. 30

WHERE:         Clarendon Park Field House
                       4501 N. Clarendon Ave.
                       Chicago, IL 60640

TIME:             6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The agencies will also provide information about the history of the overall shoreline project and an update on other segments of the project currently under construction.

The overall project provides storm damage protection to the Lake Michigan shoreline and, in particular, to Lake Shore Drive, a major transportation artery in the City of Chicago. Much of the reconstruction work along the shoreline has already been completed. Montrose to Irving is one of four remaining portions of the project. This segment is currently in the design phase and a construction contract is expected to be awarded by the end of 2012.

            Some of the design elements of the Montrose to Irving segment include incorporating existing limestone blocks within the stone revetment, preserving the rustic nature of the shoreline, creating a transition structure to the Irving to Belmont project, and rehabilitating the pier surface to provide improved access to the pier.

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Vanessa Villarreal

Release no. 082912-01