CTA Begins Preparing Customers for Wacker Drive Bus Reroutes

December 10, 2010
Construction to Reroute 13 Downtown Bus Routes Beginning the Week of January 3
Next week the CTA will have information specialists out to provide information to riders about upcoming reroutes due to construction along Wacker Drive in January. To alert customers to these changes in service, CTA information specialists will be available at the following locations during the morning rush, mid-day and evening rush periods beginning Monday, December 13 through Thursday, December 16, and then again on Wednesday, December 29:
  • Canal/Madison
  • Upper Wacker Drive/Lake
  • Canal between Randolph and Washington
  • Lower Wacker Drive/Lower Michigan
  • Canal/Randolph
  • Upper Wacker Drive/Orleans
  • Canal/Washington
  • Upper Wacker Drive/Randolph
  • Clark between Madison and Monroe
  • Washington/Canal
  • Lower Michigan/Kinzie
  • Washington/Franklin
  • Lower Michigan/Illinois
  • Washington/LaSalle
  • South Water/Michigan
Work is scheduled to begin the week of January 3, resulting in partial street closures and eventually the closure of Wacker Drive between Randolph and Washington until May 2011. These closures will affect routing and/or bus stop locations along the following 13 bus routes: 



  • #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
  • #122 Illinois Center/Ogilvie Express
  • #19 United Center Express
  • #123 Illinois Center/Union Express
  • #20 Madison
  • #124 Navy Pier
  • #56 Milwaukee
  • #125 Water Tower Express
  • #60 Blue Island/26th
  • #129 West Loop/South Loop
  • #120 Ogilvie/Wacker Express
  • #157 Streeterville/Taylor
  • #121 Union/Wacker Express


Detailed information regarding the bus reroutes and bus stop changes will be available next week on the CTA website. 
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