CHICAGO (WLS) -- Work is underway to create a more direct link between the Loop and Chinatown.
Phase one is underway on a new roadway between the southern end of South Wells Street and West Cermak Road. It will include wider sidewalks and a buffered bike lane.
The project will also improve access to Ping Tom Memorial Park.
The first phase of the project is expected to wrap up next June.
Work begins on new road to connect Loop with Chinatown