Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of April 20-22

April 20, 2012

Loop Track Renewal Work Begins Tonight

Beginning tonight, crews will begin work associated with the Loop Track Renewal project and replace deteriorated rail and track components along the Wells and Van Buren elevated structure. Work will require a late night reroute of Orange and Pink line trains tonight; and a track closure in both directions along Wells and Van Buren beginning tomorrow morning through early morning Monday.
 
The work is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago program, which is updating infrastructure that's critical to the city -- and includes improvements that will help ensure that CTA continues to serve customers as effectively as possible.
 
Friday Night Reroute: Affecting Orange and Pink Line Trains
From 9 p.m. Friday, April 20 until end of service (approximately 1:45 a.m. the following morning), Orange and Pink line trains will be rerouted from the inner Loop tracks to operate on the outer Loop tracks, and travel in a counterclockwise direction. During these times, Orange and Pink line customers will need to board and exit trains from the Brown Line (outer Loop track) side of the platform.
 
Saturday Morning to Monday Morning: Wells/Van Buren Track Closure
From 4 a.m. Saturday, April 21 through 4 a.m. Monday, April 23, the inner and outer elevated tracks along Wells and Van Buren streets will be closed. During this time, all trains serving the Loop elevated will operate along the Wabash and Lake sections of track.
 
For more details see the CTA Loop Track Renewal page: http://www.transitchicago.com/looptrackrenewal/
 

Blue Line – Events Affecting Service

Late Night Boarding Changes at Addison and Belmont this Weekend

All late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to O’Hare) tracks at the Addison and Belmont stations during the following times this weekend due to crews performing work associated with the station renewal project:
 
  • 10 p.m. Friday, April 20 until 5 a.m. the following morning
  • 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21 until 6 a.m. the following morning
  • 10 p.m. Sunday, April 22 until 4 a.m. the following morning
 
During these times, Blue Line customers at the Addison and Belmont stations must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
CTA operators will announce the direction of each train. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. 
 

Late Night Boarding Changes Next Week Due to Subway Sewer Cleaning

All late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to O’Hare) tracks between the Damen and Clark/Lake stations from 10 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, April 23 through Thursday morning, April 26, due to subway sewer cleaning work.
 
During these times, southbound (to Forest Park) customers at the Division, Chicago and Grand stations must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
CTA operators will announce the direction of each train. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. 
 

Thursday Night Boarding Changes due to Sewer Cleaning in Dearborn Subway

From 10 p.m. Thursday, April 26 until 4 a.m. the following morning, late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to Forest Park) tracks between the Grand and LaSalle stations due to sewer cleaning in the Dearborn subway.
 
Southbound (to Forest Park) customers at the Clark/Lake, Washington, Monroe and Jackson stations must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
CTA operators will announce the direction of each train. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. 
 

Special Event Service Details

#19 United Center Express Service to the United Center

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express for those attending the following event at the United Center next week:
 
  • Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers versus Bulls
 
Buses will leave every 12-15 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each event. After each event, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3 and will depart approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Bus Detours for Loop Track Renewal Work

Currently in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, April 23, #7 Harrison, #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick, #14 Jeffery Express and #126 Jackson buses are being detoured due to the closure of Wells Street from Madison to Van Buren; Monroe Street from Franklin to LaSalle; and LaSalle Street from Adams to Wells for work associated with the Loop Track Renewal project.
 
Westbound #7 and #126 buses are operating over their regular routes along Adams to Clark then traveling via Clark, Van Buren to Franklin and resuming their regular routes. Eastbound #7 and #126 buses are not affected and are traveling over their regular routes.
 
Southbound #11 buses are traveling over the regular route along Wells to Washington then operating via Washington, Clark, Van Buren to Wells and resuming the regular route. Northbound #11 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 
Southbound #14 buses are operating over the regular route along Washington past Wells to LaSalle then traveling via LaSalle to Monroe and resuming the regular route. Northbound #14 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route. 
 

Eastbound #64 Foster/Canfield Buses Detoured for Viaduct Reconstruction Work

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, August 17, eastbound #64 Foster/Canfield buses are being detoured due to the closure of Higgins/Oriole for the reconstruction of the nearby viaduct over the Kennedy Expressway.
 
Eastbound #64 buses are traveling over the regular route along Canfield to Seminole then are operating via Seminole to Higgins and then resuming the regular route. Westbound #64 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Adams/Wabash

Currently in effect until approximately 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, the westbound nearside stop at Adams/Wabash has been relocated to a far side stop due to nearby sidewalk construction work. This stop is served by #1 Indiana/Hyde Park, #7 Harrison, #X28 Stony Island Express, #126 Jackson and #129 West Loop/South Loop buses.
 

Greek Independence Parade on Sunday Temporarily Reroutes Buses 

On Sunday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., #8 Halsted*, #20 Madison and #126 Jackson buses will be detoured due to the closure of Halsted Street between Randolph and Van Buren for the annual Greek Hellenic Independence Day Parade. 
 
(Note: #8 Halsted buses begin rerouting at 10 a.m. to allow for event set-up)
 
Participants will begin assembling on Randolph between Halsted and May at approximately 10 a.m. The parade will step off at 2 p.m. and proceed south on Halsted from Randolph to Van Buren and disband.
 
Northbound #8 buses will travel over the regular route along Halsted to Harrison then will operate via Harrison, Jefferson, Fulton to Halsted and resume the regular route. Southbound #8 buses will travel over the regular route along Halsted to Fulton then will operate via Fulton, Desplaines, Harrison to Halsted and resume the regular route.
 
Eastbound #20 buses will operate over the regular route along Madison to Racine then will travel via Racine, Lake, Desplaines to Washington and then resume the regular route. Westbound #20 buses will operate over the regular route along Madison to Jefferson then will travel via Jefferson, Randolph, Racine to Madison and resume the regular route.
 
Eastbound #126 buses will travel over the regular route along Jackson to Racine then will operate via Racine, Harrison, Jefferson to Jackson and then resume the regular route. Westbound #126 buses will travel over the regular route along Clinton past Van Buren to Harrison and then will operate via Harrison, Racine to Van Buren and then resume the regular route.
 

Three Routes Detoured on Sunday for the Chicago Home Team Charity Run

From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 22, #8 Halsted, #35 35th and #44 Wallace buses will be detoured due to the closure of 35th Street between Wells and Racine for the annual Home Team Charity 5K and 10K Run.
 
Northbound #8 buses will travel over the regular route along Halsted to 39th Street then will operate via 39th Street, LaSalle, 31st Street to Halsted and then resume the regular route. Southbound #8 buses will travel over the regular route along Halsted to 31st Street then will operate via 31st Street, Wentworth, 39th Street to Halsted and then resume the regular route.
 
Westbound #35 buses will operate over the regular route along 35th Street to Wentworth then will travel via Wentworth, 39th Street, Ashland to 35th Street and then resume the regular route. Eastbound #35 buses will operate over the regular route along 35th Street to Ashland then will travel via Ashland, 39th Street, LaSalle to 35th Street and then resume the regular route.
 
Northbound #44 buses will travel over the regular route along Wallace to 39th Street then will operate via 39th Street, LaSalle, 31st Street to Wallace and then resume the regular route. Southbound #44 buses will travel over the regular route along Wallace to 31st Street then will operate via 31st Street, Wentworth, 39th Street to Wallace and then resume the regular route.
 

Elimination of #48 Damen and #49A South Western Bus Stop

Effective at the start of service on Monday, April 23, the southbound near side stop at Western/95th Street will be removed from service. This stop is served by #48 Damen and #49A South Western buses.
 

Temporary Daytime Reroute of #63 63rd Buses Wednesday Afternoon

From noon until approximately 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, #63 63rd buses will be temporarily detoured due to the closure of 63rd Street between Homan and St. Louis for a Chicago Police Department honorary street dedication ceremony.
 
Westbound #63 buses will travel over the regular route along 63rd Street to Kedzie then will operate via Kedzie, 59th Street, Pulaski to 63rd Street and then resume the regular route. Eastbound #63 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Ongoing Bus Service Changes 

New Routing for #24 Wentworth Buses Traveling to 87th/Racine Only

Currently in effect until further notice, the routing of #24 Wentworth buses traveling to 87th Street/Racine only has been changed on a trial basis to serve the new businesses along Holland Road, in response to customer feedback.
 
As a result, southbound and northbound #24 buses (to 87th Street/Racine) are no longer operating on Vincennes between 83rd and 87th streets. Instead, southbound buses are traveling over the regular route along Vincennes to 83rd Street, then operating via 83rd Street, Princeton/Holland, 87th Street to Vincennes and continuing west on 87th Street over the regular route. Northbound buses will travel the reverse.
 

Weekdays Only: Temporary Change in Routing for Northbound #147 Buses

Currently in effect until further notice, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on weekdays only northbound #147 Outer Drive Express buses will undergo a temporary change in routing due to heavy traffic congestion on Congress between Michigan and State.
 
From 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on weekdays only, northbound #147 buses will travel over the regular route along Congress to Michigan then will operate via Michigan, Van Buren to State and then resume the regular route.
 
During all other hours of operation, northbound #147 buses will operate over the regular route via Congress to State.
 
Southbound #147 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

#8 Halsted and #132 Goose Island Express Buses Detoured for Bridge Work

Currently in effect until approximately 6 p.m. Monday, April 30, #8 Halsted and #132 Goose Island Express buses are being detoured due to the closure of the North Halsted Bridge over the north branch of the Chicago River for repair work.
 
Northbound #8 buses are traveling over the regular route along Halsted to Chicago then are operating via Chicago, Larrabee, Division to Halsted and then resuming the regular route. Southbound #8 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 
Northbound #132 buses are operating over the regular route along Halsted to Chicago then are traveling via Chicago, Larrabee, Division to Cherry and then resuming the regular route. Southbound #132 buses are operating over the regular route along North Branch to Division then are traveling via Division, Larrabee, Chicago to Halsted and then resuming the regular route.
 

Sewer Repair Work Detours #77 Belmont Buses between Oak Park and Harlem

Currently in effect until approximately 6 p.m. Monday, April 30, #77 Belmont buses are being detoured due to the closure of Belmont Avenue between Oak Park and Harlem for sewer repair work.
 
Westbound #77 buses are traveling over the regular route along Belmont to Oak Park then are operating via Oak Park, Diversey, Harlem to Belmont and resuming the regular route. Eastbound #77 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Temporary Changes in #9 Ashland Bus Stops due to Sidewalk Work

Currently in effect until approximately 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, the following changes have been made to #9 Ashland bus stops due to sidewalk and curb construction work on Ashland between Hastings and 15th Street:
 
  • Ashland/14th Street: the southbound far side stop has been removed from service.
  • Ashland/15th Street: the southbound near side stop has been relocated to a far side stop.
 

Sewer Repair Work Temporarily Detours #63W West 63rd Buses

Currently in effect until approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, #63W West 63rd buses are being detoured due to the closure of 63rd Street between Sayre and Nottingham for sewer repair work.
 
Westbound #63W buses are traveling over the regular route along 63rd Street to Narragansett then are operating via Narragansett, 65th Street, Harlem to 63rd Street and then resuming the regular route. Eastbound #63W buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Bridge Repair Work Temporarily Detours #79 79th Buses

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, #79 79th buses are being detoured due to the closure of the westbound lanes of 79th Street between Greenwood and Woodlawn avenues for bridge repair work.
 
Westbound #79 buses are traveling over the regular route along 79th Street to Stony Island then are operating via Stony Island, 83rd Street, Cottage Grove to 79th Street and then resuming the regular route. Eastbound #79 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Service Adjustments Due to the Congress/Wacker Construction Project

Due to the Congress/Wacker Construction Project, Franklin Street between Harrison and Van Buren and Lower Wacker Drive between Randolph and Harrison are closed until May. As a result of these closures and other street reconfigurations, the following changes in bus service currently are in effect: 
 
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
Northbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses are traveling over the regular route along Harrison to Canal then are operating via Canal, Jackson to Franklin and resuming the regular route. Southbound #11 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 
The following temporary changes also have been made to bus stops served by northbound #11 buses:
 
  • Canal/Harrison: a far side stop has been added to service.
  • Canal/Jackson: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • Jackson at the Chicago River: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • 404 W. Harrison: the mid-block stop has been removed from service.
  • Franklin/Van Buren: the far side stop has been removed from service.
 
#121 Union/Wacker Express
Northbound #121 Union/Wacker Express buses are operating over the regular route along Jackson past Wacker to Franklin then are traveling via Franklin, Lake, Post Place to Lower Wacker and then resuming the regular route.
 
Southbound #121 buses are operating over the regular route along Grand to Wabash then traveling via Wabash, Wacker, Franklin to Adams and then resuming the regular route.
 
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
From Union Station, northbound #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express buses are traveling south on Wacker to Jackson then are traveling east on Jackson past Franklin and resuming the regular route.
 
The following temporary changes have been made to bus stops served by northbound #135 buses:
 
  • Jackson/Franklin: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • Franklin/Jackson: the near side stop has been removed from service.
 
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express
From Union Station, northbound #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express buses are operating south on Wacker to Van Buren then are traveling via Van Buren, Canal to Jackson and resuming the regular route.
 
The following temporary changes have been made to bus stops served by northbound #136 buses:
 
  • Jackson/Franklin: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • Franklin/Jackson: the near side stop has been removed from service.
 
#156 LaSalle (PM Service Only)
During the evening rush period only, northbound #156 LaSalle buses departing from Union Station are traveling west on Van Buren to Wacker then are operating via Wacker to Jackson and resuming the regular route.
 
The following temporary bus stop change has been made and is in effect for northbound #156 buses during the evening rush period only: 
 
  • Franklin/Jackson: the near side stop has been removed from service.
 

Temporary Removal of #29 State Bus Stop at State/Pershing

Currently in effect until Friday, June 1, the southbound far side stop at State/Pershing has been removed from service due to nearby construction work. Customers are advised to board southbound #29 buses one block south at 40th Street.
 

Bus Stop at Archer/Cicero Temporarily Removed from Service

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, June 4, the southbound far side bus stop at Archer/Cicero will be temporarily removed from service due to the demolition of a nearby building. This stop is currently served by #62 Archer and #62H Archer/Harlem buses.
 
During this time, customers can board southbound #62 buses at the existing near side stop at Archer/Cicero. Southbound #62H buses will serve the existing stop located at Archer/Lamon.
 

Wacker Drive Stage III Work Affecting 18 Downtown CTA Bus Routes

Currently in effect, 18 CTA bus routes that operate in the downtown area near Adams and Monroe streets at Wacker Drive are operating under temporary service changes, due to work associated with Stage III of the Wacker Drive construction project.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time along these routes: 
 
#1 Indiana/Hyde Park Express
#126 Jackson
#7 Harrison
#129 West Loop/South Loop (PM Service Only)
#14 Jeffery Express
#130 Museum Campus
#X28 Stony Island Express
#134 Stockton/LaSalle Express
#60 Blue Island/26th
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
#120 Ogilvie/Wacker Express
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express
#121 Union/Wacker Express
#151 Sheridan
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
#156 LaSalle
#124 Navy Pier
#157 Streeterville/Taylor
 
With the re-opening of Madison Street at Wacker Drive, #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison, #56 Milwaukee and #122 Illinois Center/Ogilvie Express buses have returned to their original routing.
 
(see separate release for details)

 

Bus Stop Changes Due to Kedzie Bridge Reconstruction Work

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, October 1, the following temporary changes have been made to bus stops served by #52A South Kedzie, #67 67th/69th/71st and #94 South California due to reconstruction work on the Kedzie Avenue Bridge between Marquette and 71st Street:
 
#52A South Kedzie
  • Kedzie/Marquette: the northbound far side stop has been temporarily relocated to a westbound near side stop on Marquette at Kedzie.
  • Kedzie/71st Street: the southbound far side stop has been temporarily removed from service.
 
#67 67th/69th/71st
  • 71st Street/Kedzie: the westbound near side stop has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop.
 
#94 South California
  • 71st Street/Kedzie: the westbound stop has been temporarily removed from service.
 

Temporary Relocation of #72 North Avenue Bus Stop

Currently in effect until approximately 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2013, the westbound near side stop at North Avenue/Washtenaw has been relocated to a far side stop. This stop is served by #72 North Avenue buses.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Lake Park/53rd Street

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, the southbound near side stop at Lake Park/53rd Street has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction work. This stop is served by #6 Jackson Park Express, #X28 Stony Island Express and #171 U of C/Hyde Park buses.
 

Relocation of #36 Broadway Bus Stop Due to Nearby Construction

Currently in effect until Friday, July 12, 2013, the southbound near side stop at Broadway/Elmdale served by #36 Broadway buses has been relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction.
 

Removal of Bus Stop Change Affects Five Routes

Currently in effect until Thursday, August 1, 2013, the mid-block bus stop located at 5800 South Stony Island has been temporarily removed due to construction. This stop is served by the #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #15 Jeffery Local, #28 Stony Island and #X28 Stony Island Express buses.
 
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