Eight CTA Bus Routes to Reroute Around Block 37 Construction Site Beginning in January

December 15, 2006
12/15/06

In January, CTA will reroute eight bus routes that currently operate near the Block 37 construction site away from the construction activity to improve the reliability of CTA bus service in the area and create a more predictable flow of traffic for the duration. The exact start date is not yet final, but the reroutes are expected to begin before mid-January.

Eight CTA routes that normally travel eastbound on Washington to Michigan Avenue will be rerouted: the #14 Jeffery Express, #20 Madison, #X20 Washington/Madison Express, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th, #124 Navy Pier, #127 Madison/Roosevelt Circulator and the #157 Streeterville.

Six routes will be diverted from Washington at South Wacker Drive then travel eastbound on Monroe. The #14 Jeffery Express, #20 Madison, #X20 Washington/Madison Express, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th and the #127 Madison/Roosevelt Circulator buses will operate from Washington to South Wacker, then travel east on Monroe to Michigan Avenue. The #20, #X20, #56 and #60 buses will continue northbound on Michigan Avenue and the #14 and #127 buses will continue southbound trips on Michigan Avenue. Four new eastbound bus stops will also be established for these routes along Monroe: at Monroe and Franklin, Monroe and LaSalle, Monroe and Dearborn, and Monroe and Wabash.

The #124 Navy Pier and #157 Streeterville buses will operate from Washington to travel northbound on Wacker Drive then east following Wacker Drive to Michigan Avenue. The #124 buses will cross Michigan Avenue from Wacker Drive and continue eastbound on South Water Street. The #157 buses will continue their northbound trips on Michigan Avenue. In addition to the two existing bus stops on Wacker Drive and Lake Street, and Wacker Drive and State Street, four new bus stops will be established along Wacker Drive for these two routes: northbound at Wacker Drive and Randolph Street, eastbound at Wacker Drive and Wells Street, eastbound at Wacker Drive and LaSalle Street, and eastbound at Wacker Drive and Dearborn Street.

Construction is currently underway at 108 N. State Street, commonly referred to as Block 37, on a mixed-use retail, entertainment, office, hotel and residential complex that will also include a new CTA transit station.

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