Canal Street Viaducts and Roadway Rehabilitation Improvements

Phase I: Canal Street from Jackson Boulevard to Adams Street

Phase I of the Canal Street project is a viaduct rehabilitation of Canal Street from Jackson Boulevard to Adams Street, adjacent to Chicago Union Station.

August, 2023

The full width of Canal Street, including the roadway and sidewalks, is being rehabilitated.  To facilitate completion of this work, Canal Street is fully closed from Jackson to Adams for approximately 18 months.  Construction crews will perform day and night work.  Access to Chicago Union Station will be maintained.  See details below regarding station access and traffic impacts.

UPDATE: January 2, 2024

The preliminary stage of work in advance of the Canal Street Viaduct demolition stage between Adams and Jackson is underway.  

On December 21, 2023, the contractor began day and night work for this preliminary stage.  The night work involves activities that cannot be performed when the Chicago Union Station is open.  Access to the east sidewalk of Canal Street between Adams and Jackson and the entrance to Union Station/222 South Riverside will be limited but maintained at night.  The entrance will remain open during the day with brief intermittent closures occurring on the east sidewalk. 

The continued preliminary work is anticipated to take approximately three weeks. 

A full closure of the east sidewalk will occur between January 4, 2024 and January 7, 2024 for preliminary work. During this time period, Union Station/222 South Riverside will be accessible from all entrances with the exception of the building entrance located along the east side of Canal Street, between Jackson and Adams.