Solidarity Drive underpass opens
05/11/2009 4:48 PM
An underpass that dips beneath the roadway at a congested point on the lakefront path is now open to bikers, runners and pedestrians. The intersection of Solidarity Drive, the east-west street that terminates at the Adler Planetarium, and the lakefront trail resulted in a congested convergence of transportation uses. During peak summer months, as many as 5,000 bikers and 4,500 pedestrians cross the strip daily, according to the city Department of Transportation. A federal grant of $13.4 million paid for much of the projected, estimated to cost $16.8 million.