EVENTS AFFECTING CTA SERVICE BEGINNING THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 1 – 3

July 31, 2003
7/31/03

Extra Service for Tall Ships Chicago and Venetian NightAdditional bus and rail service will be provided for Tall Ships Chicago now through August 3 (the event ends Monday, August 4) and for Venetian Night and fireworks at Monroe Harbor Saturday, August 2.

In addition to extra buses and longer trains, Yellow Line trains will run until midnight tonight and Friday night and special Yellow Line service will operate from 9 a.m. until midnight Saturday and Sunday. Yellow Line trains, which typically do not operate on weekends, connect to Red Line trains at Howard for trips downtown.

Damen Closes Friday through Sunday for Scaffold WorkDamen will be closed between Pierce and North Avenue from 9 a.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday while crews suspend a scaffold from the CTA elevated structure over the street along the O'Hare Branch of the Blue Line. #50 Damen buses will operate in both directions via Division, Ashland, Milwaukee, back to Damen then resume the regular route.

Helicopter Lift Closes Loop Streets Saturday MorningA helicopter lift from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. to the roof of a building at the northeast corner of Lake and Wells will close Wells between Carroll and Lake; Wacker between Franklin and LaSalle; and Lake between Franklin and LaSalle. Orange, Brown and Green Line trains operating on the Wells and Lake elevated structures will travel at reduced speeds and may experience intermittent delays through the affected area during the lift.

Helicopter Lift Closes Wacker Saturday MorningA helicopter lift at the Sun-Times Building at 401 North Wabash will close Wacker between Michigan and Wabash from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Saturday. #10 Museum of Science and Industry and #146 Marine/Michigan Express buses will operate southbound via Michigan, Randolph, back to State then resume the regular route. Northbound #10 and #146 buses will operate northbound via State, Lake, back to Michigan then resume the regular route.

18th Street and California Close for Ongoing Cermak (Douglas) Blue Line RenovationDue to the ongoing renovation of the Cermak (Douglas) Branch of the Blue Line, 18th will be closed between Paulina and Wood from 3 a.m. Saturday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. #18 16th/18th buses will operate in both directions via Ashland, Cermak, Damen, back to 18th then resume the regular route.

California also will be closed between 19th and 21st Streets from 6 a.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Sunday. #94 South California buses will operate in both directions via Cermak, Marshall, Sacramento, Ogden, back to California then resume the regular route.

Sewer Work Closes Addison Addison is closed at Bell for sewer construction. The work should be completed by Saturday, August 2. #152 Addison buses will operate in both directions via Western, Roscoe, Damen, back to Addison then resume the regular route.

Construction Closes 103rd until the End of SeptemberStreet reconstruction has closed the eastbound lanes of 103rd Street between Dauphin and Cottage Grove. The closure is expected to last until September 30.#106 East 103rd buses will operate eastbound via King Drive, 107th, Cottage Grove, back to 103rd then resume the regular route.

Sewer Work Closes 16th Street and Central Park Sewer work has closed 16th Street between Central Park and Millard until Friday, August 15. #18 16th/18th buses will operate eastbound via Pulaski, Cermak, Ogden, Central Park, back to 16th then resume the regular route. #18 buses will operate westbound via Kedzie, Ogden, Cermak, Pulaski, back to 16th then resume the regular route.

Central Park is closed southbound only at 16th until Friday, August 1. #82 Kimball/Homan buses will operate southbound via Roosevelt, Kedzie, Ogden, back to Central Park then resume the regular route.

Sewer Work Closes Devon Sewer construction has closed Devon at Richmond until Tuesday, August 26. #155 Devon buses will operate in both directions via Kedzie, Lincoln, Peterson, California, back to Devon then resume the regular route.

Movie Filming Closes 79th Street until Mid-September The filming of ?Barbershop 2? will close 79th Street between Escanaba and Exchange intermittently for 16 days until Wednesday, September 17. On the affected dates, the closures will occur from approximately 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. #79 79th buses will be rerouted in both directions via Yates, 75th, South Shore Drive, back to 79th then resume the regular route. Due to weather and other circumstances, these dates are subject to change.

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