Chicago’s Celebration of White Sox World Series Victory to Detour Downtown CTA Bus Routes

October 27, 2005

The City of Chicago is holding a parade on Friday, October 28 at noon to celebrate the White Sox World Series victory. Sixteen CTA routes will be detoured in the downtown area during the parade.

Customers traveling into the Loop on Friday are encouraged to allow plenty of extra travel time and to prepare reroutes.

The parade will begin at LaSalle/Jackson and proceed north to LaSalle/Wacker where a stage will be set up for awards, presentations and speeches.

LaSalle Street will be closed in both directions beginning at 5 a.m. Three routes that ordinarily operate on LaSalle Street will instead operate southbound on Clark and northbound on Dearborn. The reroutes will affect buses on the #134 Stockton/LaSalle Express, #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express and #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express.

Additionally #156 LaSalle buses will be detoured. Southbound #156 buses will operate from 5 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and from noon until the parade ends, on Clark, between Hubbard and Adams. During the parade, southbound #156 buses will operate on Clark between Hubbard and Harrison.

From 5 a.m. until the end of the parade, northbound #156 buses will operate on Franklin/Orleans between Jackson and Hubbard.

Additionally, east-west intersections along LaSalle will be closed between Jackson and Wacker beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m.

These closures will affect buses on the #1 Indiana/Hyde Park, #7 Harrison, #14 Jeffery Express, #20 Madison, #X28 Stony Island Express, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th, #124 Navy Pier, #126 Jackson, #127 NW/Madison, #151 Sheridan and #157 Streeterville. These buses will be rerouted to adjacent streets for the duration of the parade.

There will be additional CTA personnel on hand in the area of the parade to assist customers with directions.

For additional CTA travel information, call 836-7000 (from all local area codes), or visit the agency's web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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