South Lake Shore Drive extension to reopen Sunday

South Lake Shore Drive extension to reopen Sunday

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The long-awaited two-mile extension of South Lake Shore Drive will to open to traffic at 9 a.m. Sunday. The 30 mph extension is two lanes in each direction, plus a bike lane in each direction.

The new section of U.S. Highway 41, from 79th to 92nd street, was built by the state for $64 million.

On Saturday, a small festival will be held to celebrate the grand opening. It will include a 5K run and walk and cycling event.

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