The U.S. Coast Guard is taking steps to restrict boat traffic on both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan near downtown Chicago between May 16 and May 24.
The restrictions that the Coast Guard would like to implement include:
- Keep all boats and people at least a mile away from Burnham Harbor and the nearby shoreline of Lake Michigan
- Shut down boat traffic on a four-mile stretch of the Chicago River
- Shut down boat traffic within a 2,000-yard radius of the Chicago Lock
The Coast Guard may allow boats to enter the restricted zones if they receive permission from the Coast Guard official in charge of Lake Michigan. Also, the zones may change as it becomes closer to the NATO Summit.
For the full article from Crain’s Chicago, please click here.