photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

Night work III

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

Instead of looking at the reconstruction of the Jane Byrne Interchange on I-94 in Chicago as the headache that it could be, I’ve actually enjoyed watching the progress of the huge project. Construction began in 2014 and will hopefully end in 2019. That’s according to circleinterchange.org

As the son of a civil engineer I can’t help but be fascinated by such a complex urban interchange reconstruction project. I drive through it almost every day and I’ve been photographing it mostly at night.

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

funFactsThe Circle Interchange was built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, during the same time period as construction of the Kennedy Expressway. According to the American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration, the Circle Interchange is the slowest and most congested highway freight bottleneck in the nation with more than 300,000 vehicles traveling through the Interchange on a daily basis, and over 1,100 crashes reported on average per year.

all images: Canon 5Ds / Canon 11-24mm

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before                                                                                                                                              after

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