Nine CTA bus lines that operate on or cross Dearborn Street downtown will be detoured Saturday, March 11, starting around noon, for the annual St.Patrick's Day Parade. The line of march will be south on Dearborn from Wacker to Van Buren.
Bus lines affected by the parade include the #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison, #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th, #62 Archer, #126 Jackson, and #151 Sheridan (Union Station).
#22 Clark, #36 Broadway and #62 Archer buses that normally use Dearborn through the downtown area will be detoured northbound onto State Street.
#20 Madison, #60 Blue Island/26th and #126 Jackson buses that enter the Loop from the west will operate east only to LaSalle or Clark before turning back west over their regular routes. #19 United Center Express buses heading to the Big Ten Men's Basketball tournament will use lower Wacker west from Michigan to Lake before returning to the regular route on Madison at Wacker.
#56 Milwaukee and #151 Sheridan buses, which serve the Ogilvie Transportation Center (NorthWestern Station) and Union Station, respectively, will operate around the parade area, using LaSalle to cross the Chicago River northbound and Clark southbound before returning to their regular routes.
For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (any local area code).###