CTA DETOURS BUSES FOR THANKSGIVING PARADE

November 23, 2004
11/23/04

Due to the State Street Thanksgiving Parade, the CTA will detour 15 bus routes off State Street and adjacent downtown streets around the parade Thursday, November 25. The parade will start at 8:30 a.m. and proceed north on State from Congress to Randolph.

State will be closed between Washington and Randolph from 12 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday; and from Roosevelt to Congress from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. Additionally, all east and west streets between Roosevelt and Wacker will be closed where they cross State from 9 a.m. until noon. As a result, buses operating in the area of the parade will be detoured from early morning until 1 p.m.

The affected routes are the #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #14 Jeffery Express, #20 Madison, #29 State, #36 Broadway, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th, #62 Archer, #124 Navy Pier, #126 Jackson, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan.

While State Street is closed, buses on the #6, #10, #145, #146 and #147 routes will operate northbound and southbound on Michigan between Wacker and Congress (#146 runs to Balbo).

Northbound #14 buses will operate via Columbus, Roosevelt, Canal, Harrison, Dearborn to Madison, then resume the regular route. Southbound buses will operate via Washington, Clark, Harrison, Canal, Roosevelt, back to Columbus, then resume the regular route.

Northbound #29 buses will operate via State, Roosevelt, Michigan, Congress, Dearborn, Wacker, back to State, then resume the regular route. Southbound buses will operate via State, Wacker, Wabash, South Water, Michigan, Roosevelt, back to State, then resume the regular route.

Southbound #36 buses will operate via State, Wacker, Clark, Polk to Dearborn where they will begin northbound trips on the regular route.

Northbound #62 buses will operate via State, Roosevelt, Michigan, Congress to Dearborn, then resume the regular route. Southbound buses will operate via State, Wacker, Wabash, South Water, Michigan, Roosevelt, back to State then resume the regular route.

#20, #56 and #60 buses will end their eastbound trips at Washington/Clark before returning via Clark to Madison to resume westbound service.

Eastbound #124 buses will operate via Washington, Dearborn, Illinois and the regular route to Navy Pier where they will begin southbound trips via Grand, Clark to Madison, then resume the regular route.

#126 buses will end eastbound trips at Jackson/Dearborn before returning to Adams to resume westbound service.

Northbound #151 buses will operate via Jackson, Dearborn, Wacker to Michigan, then resume the regular route. Southbound buses will operate via Michigan, Wacker, Clark to Adams, then resume the regular route.

There will be additional CTA supervisory personnel on hand in the downtown area to assist customers.

All CTA buses and trains will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday.

Other Services Seasonal service will begin on the CTA's #10 Museum of Science & Industry route, which operates on weekends and holidays (except Christmas Day) year-round and on weekdays from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve from Michigan/Delaware beginning at 8:55 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday service begins at 9:25 a.m. Buses operate every 15 to 30 minutes.

Additionally, CTA service to both major Chicago airports will provide Thanksgiving travelers with reliable and economical transportation throughout the holiday period. Air travel is expected to be heavy from Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28.

Air travelers can reach O'Hare Airport on the Blue Line in 45 minutes from stations in the Dearborn subway downtown, where customers can make free connections from all other 'L' lines serving the Loop. Also, customers can transfer to the Blue Line from all east-west bus routes between Grand and Foster, and from most north-south routes.

Midway Airport is served by Orange Line trains, which make the trip from the Loop 'L' downtown to the airport in approximately 30 minutes. As with the Blue Line, customers can make free connections to Orange Line trains from other 'L' lines downtown, and customers can transfer to the Orange Line from most bus routes serving the Southwest Side.

For information on all CTA service, call 836-7000 (any local area code) or visit the web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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