Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of April 9-11

April 9, 2010

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Intermittent Delays for Trains at the O’Hare Terminal This Weekend

Blue Line trains entering and exiting the O’Hare Terminal may encounter minor delays (up to five minutes) from 10 p.m. Friday, April 9 through 4 a.m. Monday morning, April 12, due to signal and switching upgrade work.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 

Blue Line – Slow Zone Work

Trains Undergo Late Night Single Track between Grand and Damen Next Week

Northbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the Grand and Damen stations in the Dearborn subway from 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 until 4 a.m. the following morning, while crews continue final detail work associated with the track renewal project.
 
Northbound Blue Line customers at the Grand, Chicago and Division stations must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Operators will announce the direction of each train.
 
Thursday Night – Southbound
From 10 p.m. Thursday, April 15 until 4 a.m. the following morning, southbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the Damen and Grand stations on the O’Hare branch due to final detail work associated with the track renewal project.
 
Southbound Blue Line customers at the Division, Chicago and Grand stations must board and exit trains from the northbound side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Brown Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Brown Line Trains Unable to Enter Loop Early Sunday Morning

Brown Line trains will be unable to enter the Loop from approximately 7:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 11, due to structural maintenance work on the Wells Street Bridge.
 
During this time, shuttle buses will replace rail service between the Merchandise Mart and the Clark/Lake stations. Brown Line trains will operate normally between the Kimball and Merchandise Mart stations.
 
Customers can use Orange, Green and Pink line trains to travel between Clark/Lake and other Loop stations.
 
A shuttle train also will operate around the Loop, counterclockwise via the Outer Loop (Brown Line) tracks.
 
Customers can use the Red Line subway for alternate service to and from downtown. Free transfers between Red and Brown line trains can be made at the Belmont and Fullerton stations.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Operators will announce the route and direction of each train.
 

Service for Upcoming Events

#19 United Center Express Serves Upcoming Events

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express buses before and after the following events at the United Center:
 
  • Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m. – John Mayer concert
  • Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m. – Detroit Red Wings versus Blackhawks
  • Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. – Boston Celtics versus Bulls
  • Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. – Harlem Globetrotters
 
Buses will leave every 12-15 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each event until the event begins.  When the event ends, #19 buses will depart the United Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
 
#19 buses no longer make stops along Michigan Avenue north of Randolph, but continue to make all stops on Madison from Wabash to Clinton.  From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.
 
After each game, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3.  On the return trip, #19 buses will operate east on Washington to Wacker, then head south to Monroe and east to Michigan, making all stops from Jefferson to Michigan before turning north on Michigan and making the final stop at Randolph.
 

#10 Museum of Science & Industry Hours Extended for Spring Break

Service hours for the #10 Museum of Science & Industry route have been extended until Sunday, April 11, to accommodate the Spring Break hours at the museum. 
 
Weekdays
On weekdays, buses headed to the museum will operate approximately every 20 minutes from 8:55 a.m. until 4:35 p.m. Buses leaving the museum will operate every 20 minutes from approximately 9:40 a.m. until 6:40 p.m.
 
Saturdays
Buses heading to the museum will operate every 20 minutes from 8:55 a.m. until
4:35 p.m. Buses leaving the museum will operate every 20 minutes from 9:40 a.m. until 6:40 p.m.
 
Sundays
Buses heading to the museum will operate every 20 minutes from approximately
10:35 a.m. until 4:25 p.m. Buses leaving the museum will operate every 20 minutes from approximately 11:10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Changes to Bus Stops Served by #39 Pershing and #54B South Cicero Buses

Currently in effect, the following changes have been made to bus stops served by either #39 Pershing or #54B South Cicero buses:
 
#39 Pershing
Customers at the 35th Street/Archer bus terminal must board and alight westbound #39 Pershing buses from the seventh bay from the terminal building. Eastbound #39 buses will continue to serve the sixth bay from the terminal building.
 
#54B South Cicero
Customers at the Midway bus terminal must board and alight southbound #54B South Cicero buses from the second bay from the terminal building. Northbound #54B buses will continue to serve the bay closest to the terminal building.
 

Relocation of Bus Stop at Chestnut/Mies van der Rohe

Currently in effect, the far side stop at Chestnut/Mies van der Rohe served by southbound #10 Museum of Science & Industry and #125 Water Tower Express buses has been relocated to the east side of the Hancock parking garage driveway.
 

Temporary Closure of Jackson Street Bridge Saturday Night

The Jackson Street Bridge over the south branch of the Chicago River temporarily will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, April 10 until 5 a.m. the following morning while crews finish detail work associated with the recent bridge reconstruction project.
 
Eastbound #126 Jackson buses will travel over the regular route along Jackson to Canal then will operate via Canal, Monroe, Wacker to Jackson and then resume the regular route. Westbound #126 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 
Southbound #151 Sheridan buses will operate over the regular route along Adams past Canal to Adams then will travel via Adams, Clinton, Jackson to Canal before turning to begin northbound service. Northbound #151 buses will depart from Jackson/Canal and travel via Canal, Monroe, Monroe, Wacker to Jackson and then resume the regular route.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Temporary Removal of #66 Chicago Bus Stop

Currently in effect, the eastbound near side stop at Chicago/Clark served by #66 Chicago buses temporarily has been removed from service until Friday, April 30, due to construction.
 

Street Reconstruction Work Temporarily Detours #86 Narragansett/Ridgeland Buses

Currently in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, Lombard Avenue between Lake and South Boulevard is closed to all traffic due to street reconstruction work.
 
Southbound #86 Narragansett/Ridgeland buses are operating over the regular route along Lake to Lombard before turning to begin northbound service. Northbound #86 buses are departing from Lake/Lombard and traveling east on Lake to Humphrey then operating via Humphrey to South Boulevard and resuming the regular route west on South Boulevard past Lombard.
 

#53A South Pulaski Bus Stop at Pulaski/83rd Street Temporarily Relocated

Currently in effect until Friday, May 7, the northbound near side stop at Pulaski/83rd Street served by #53A South Pulaski buses has been relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction.
 

Street Resurfacing Project Detours #17 Westchester Buses

Currently in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, May 10, Westchester Boulevard between Roosevelt and Canterbury is closed to all traffic due to a street resurfacing project.
 
Westbound #17 Westchester buses are traveling over the regular route along Westchester to Roosevelt then operating via Roosevelt, Mannheim, Canterbury to Balmoral before turning to begin eastbound service. Eastbound #17 buses are departing from Canterbury/Balmoral and traveling north on Balmoral and then over the regular route.
 

Sewer Construction Work Temporarily Detours #78 Montrose Buses

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Friday, May 14, Montrose Avenue between Paulina and Greenview is closed to all traffic due to a sewer construction project.
 
Eastbound #78 Montrose buses are traveling over the regular route along Montrose to Damen then operating via Damen, Wilson and then resuming the regular route east on Wilson past Clark. Westbound #78 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Temporary Relocation of #93 California/Dodge Bus Stop

Currently in effect until Thursday, May 27, the southbound curb lane of California Avenue at Granville is closed to all traffic due to construction. As a result of this lane closure, the southbound near side stop at California/Granville served by #93 California/Dodge buses temporarily has been relocated approximately 175 feet north.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop on LaSalle between Lake and Wacker

Due to construction work the northbound mid-block stop on LaSalle between Lake and (upper) Wacker has been removed from service until Friday, June 18. This stop is served by #134 Stockton/LaSalle Express, #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express, #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express and #156 LaSalle buses.
 

#81 Lawrence Bus Stops near the Kennedy Expressway Temporarily Eliminated

Currently in effect until Tuesday, August 31, the eastbound and westbound near side bus stops on Lawrence at LeClaire served by #81 Lawrence buses temporarily have been removed from service due rehabilitation work on the Lawrence Avenue viaduct.
 

#111 Pullman/111th/115th Buses Undergo Reroute Due to Bridge Repair Work

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday, October 31, the 111th Street Bridge over Interstate 57 (I-57) is closed to all traffic due to bridge and deck replacement work.
 
Southbound #111 Pullman/111th/115th buses are operating over the regular route along 111th Street to Marshfield then traveling via Marshfield, 112th Place, Hamlet to 111th Street and then resuming the regular route east on 111th Street.
 
Northbound #111 buses are traveling over the regular route along 111th Street to Throop then operating via Throop, 107th Street, Vincennes and then resuming the regular route south on Vincennes past 111th Street.
 

Temporary Removal of #126 Jackson Bus Stop at Jackson/Sangamon

Currently in effect until Friday, September 30, 2011, the eastbound far side stop at Jackson/Sangamon served by #126 Jackson buses temporarily will be removed from service due to nearby construction. Customers may board and exit eastbound #126 buses from either Jackson/Morgan or Jackson/Peoria.
 

Lane Restrictions near State and Grand Detour #29 State and #36 Broadway Buses

Due to lane restrictions associated with the Grand/State Red Line rehabilitation project at the northwest corner of State Street and Grand Avenue, #29 State and #36 Broadway buses are being detoured to adjacent streets until further notice.
 
Southbound #29 State buses are operating over the regular route along Grand past State to Clark then traveling via Clark, Illinois to State and resuming the regular route. Northbound #29 buses are traveling along the remaining open lane along State and over the regular route.
 
Southbound #36 Broadway buses are traveling over the regular route along State to Ontario then operating via Ontario, Clark, Illinois to State and resuming the regular route. Northbound #36 buses are operating over the regular route along Dearborn past Illinois to Ohio then traveling via Ohio to State and resuming the regular route.
 

Service Adjustments Due to the Congress/Wacker Construction Project

Due to the Congress/Wacker Construction Project, several streets in the downtown area have been closed or reconfigured until Monday, April 2, 2012. As a result of these closures and reconfigurations, the following changes in service along three CTA bus routes currently are in effect:
 
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
The eastbound lanes of Van Buren Street between Canal and Clinton have been reconfigured to accommodate westbound traffic only. As a result, the southbound near side bus stop at Van Buren/Canal served by #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses has been relocated to a far side stop. 
 
#121 Union Wacker Express
Lower Wacker Drive between Harrison and Randolph is closed to all traffic due to the Congress/Wacker Construction Project. During this time #121 Union/Wacker Express buses are being detoured to adjacent streets.
 
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 Lower Wacker to Randolph then are taking the exit ramp to Upper Randolph and traveling via Randolph, Clinton to Jackson and resuming the regular route.
 
#124 Navy Pier
The eastbound lanes of Van Buren Street between Canal and Clinton have been reconfigured to accommodate westbound traffic only.
 
Westbound #124 Navy Pier buses are traveling over the regular route along Clinton past Van Buren to Harrison then are operating via Harrison to Canal and resuming the regular route north on Canal. Eastbound #124 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 
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