Construction is slated to begin in 2018 on the Irving Park Road Bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River. The current bridge is one hundred years old. Project is planned to be completed in 2020.
Goal is to improve and rebuild the bridge. The crossing will remain open during construction. The bridge will be removed and rebuilt in stages beginning with the south portion. Estimated cost is $6.4 million.
The bridge will be widened. Sidewalks will be widened. New pedestrian rails will be installed. New protective rails between the roadway and sidewalks will also be installed.
Associated with the bridge project, a 12 foot wide multi-use path will be built along the river. To the south, it will connect with the projected Riverview Bridge. To the north, it will connect to the Horner Park Path.