Construction begins on next phase of Lakefront Trail Separation project

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The City of Chicago has broken ground on the next segment of the Lakefront Trail Separation project to create separate bike and pedestrian paths from Montrose to Ardmore.

“The Lakefront Trail Separation project creates a more enjoyable experience for the thousands of people that use the path each day, and it will ensure that our children will inherit an even more vibrant, more prosperous and more inclusive Chicago than ever before,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. “Breaking ground from Montrose to Ardmore is an important step as we continue to make the lakefront more accessible and more enjoyable for the pedestrians and cyclists living in, and visiting our city.”

The Lakefront Trail Separation was designed to create a bike trail and a separate pedestrian trail. The standard bike trail will measure 12 feet in width and the pedestrian trail will measure 20 feet in width with 14 feet of asphalt or concrete and 3 feet of compacted stone mix on both sides.

Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

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