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Botanic Garden Construction Alert
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We did it today and it was OK. There is a short (50' gravel section) and you hook up to the usual paved road. It is very self explanatory when you are there, and they do have signs as well.

FYI - Looks like the south end of the Chicago Botanic Garden (i.e. Dundee Road entrance) is going to be a mess for a few weeks starting 11/5. There is a diagram in the message below that I have trouble understanding -- and I know the roads and buildings quite well. Sounds like one can get through on a bike but you may be required to walk it for a stretch.
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Beginning on Thursday, November 5, construction will cause partial road closures at the south intersection of the East Road and the Greenhouse Road. The work is expected to take three to four weeks.


At the same time, the South Weir will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from the Dixon Prairie to the south intersection. All vehicles and pedestrians must use the Greenhouse Road. Dixon Prairie is still open to visitors, but the South Weir is closed—there is no pedestrian or vehicle access between the Prairie and the Greenhouse Road.


If you can enter and exit the Garden via Lake Cook Road during this work please do so, and avoid the Dundee Road entrance if at all possible. If you must enter through Dundee Road, drive slowly and carefully and follow the signs for detours. Vehicle access to the Greenhouse Road from Dundee Road will go between the Maintenance and Construction Buildings, then behind the Construction Building to the Greenhouse Road. Please watch out for your co-workers!


The North Branch Trail remains open to pedestrians and bicycles along its current route, with a temporary bypass at the south intersection. Cyclists will have to walk their bikes through this area. Signs and traffic controllers will be in place through construction.







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