Lake Shore Drive extension opens to traffic

October 28, 2013 5:36:03 AM PDT
The new stretch of Lake Shore Drive on the South Side opened to traffic Sunday.

The two-mile extension will provide a shortcut to drivers heading to and from the Skyway and Indiana.

Its backers say it will boost economic development.

It cuts through the property where the US Steel South Works once stood.

The state paid about two thirds of the $64 million cost with the rest coming from the federal government and the city of Chicago.