"Reversible lanes-Kennedy Expressway" Top 5 Page for this destination Driving/Parking Tip by Dabs

Driving/Parking, Chicago: 56 reviews and 48 photos

If you are driving north out of Chicago (outbound) or south into Chicago (inbound) on the Kennedy watch for the signs saying the Express lanes are open. Almost always, these lanes move faster than the local lanes.

Don't use them if you need to exit before you can get out of them, there's one place you can exit in the middle and then again at the end.

The lanes are reversible and change direction depending on which way the traffic is usually heaviest. The schedule,which can be overruled by IDOT, is 1 am to 11:30 am inbound and 1 pm to 11 pm outbound on Sunday-Friday. On Saturdays the express lanes are switched from outbound to inbound sometime between 1:30 pm and 5 pm and back to outbound sometime between 5 pm and 8 pm.

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  • Updated May 12, 2005
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