Lakefront Trail Renovation Project

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In 2016, the City of Chicago made the commitment to separate bike and pedestrian paths along the entire length of the Chicago Lakefront Trail. The city solicited opinions and information on ways to make the trail more user-friendly and most importantly – how to make the trail as safe as possible.


The Lakefront Trail project was completed in three phases, delivering two lanes in each direction for 18.5 miles. The new trail can accommodate 100,000 users per day, which includes both bike enthusiasts and pedestrians. The trail stretches from Ardmore Avenue to 71st Street.



Services Provided

  • Construction layout
  • Bridge layout
  • Bike path layout
  • Storm sewer
  • Water main
  • Electric


Kapur provided construction staking and layout services of new superstructures, landscaping, and segmental concrete walls.

This project delivered a new walk path over Illinois Street and Grand Avenue at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive, providing access to Jane Addams Memorial Park from the Ogden slip, allowing pedestrians to avoid vehicle traffic.