News about 53rd St. in Hyde Park, Chicago
Private drive at Harper Court now one-way
As of this morning, the new street that was created with the redevelopment of Harper Court has changed from two-directional to one-way. The street, called Harper Court, is a private drive that starts at 53rd Street just west of Chipotle Mexican Grill and ends at Harper Avenue just north of the Hyatt Place hotel.
Traffic on the private drive will now flow north from 53rd Street and west to Harper Avenue only. The property manager for the Harper Court office tower, at 5235 South Harper Court, announced the change to retail tenants of the property earlier this week, noting that the decision was made after extensive evaluation of the traffic flow.
The change is expected to improve overall traffic flow for motorists visiting businesses facing the private drive, as well as nearby businesses. New signs at each end of the street reflect the one-way flow.