Project Description

The Wells-Wentworth Connector is a multi-phase Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) project to connect Chicago’s Historic Chinatown to Downtown via a new roadway. When complete, it will offer safer travel options for riders, commuters, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The route encompasses S. Wells Street between W. Roosevelt Road and W. 16th Street and S. Wentworth Avenue between W. 16th Street and W. Cermak Road.

R.M. Chin is providing construction management services and public outreach support as a subconsultant to Michael Baker for Section 2.

The second phase, Section 2, involves the realignment of Wentworth Avenue between Archer Avenue and Cermak Road as well as the addition of a new plaza on the east side of Wentworth Avenue at 19th Street to highlight the Ping Tom Memorial Park entrances.

The first phase of the project was completed in 2017.