5/25/06Project Improves Traffic Flow at Chicago's Busiest Tourist Attraction
The Chicago Transit Authority has completed work to improve the flow of bus traffic at its Navy Pier bus turnaround facility located just north of Grand Avenue.
On Friday, May 26 at 5 a.m., CTA buses serving Navy Pier will begin entering the bus turnaround from the west end so that when they reach the staging area, buses will face approaching customers allowing easier identification of the route information.
In addition to the existing bus shelters, CTA has added new canopies, lighting, fencing, sidewalks and benches, as well as a new area for customers to exit the buses on the north side of the turnaround.
The reversal of bus traffic will be particularly helpful during the busy summer months when millions of people attend various activities at the pier and lakefront and hundreds of thousands take the CTA to get there.
CTA provides bus service to Navy Pier via the #2 Hyde Park Express, #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago, #120 North Western/Wacker Express, #121 Union/Wacker Express and #124 Navy Pier bus routes.
Chicago-based Oakley Construction Company, Inc. served as the construction contractor on the $541,290 project, through a competitive bid process. Funding was provided by the Regional Transportation Authority. Construction began in February 2006.# # #