EVENTS AFFECTING CTA SERVICE BEGINNING THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 15 – 17

August 14, 2003
08/14/03

EVENTS AFFECTING CTA SERVICE BEGINNING THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 15 ? 17

Additional Service Provided for the Air and Water Show

The CTA is the most effective way to reach the 45th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, along the lakefront from Oak Street Beach to Fullerton.

Extra buses will be in service both Saturday and Sunday on the #72 North and #151 Sheridan routes, which operate close to all the activities. To avoid traffic congestion, #72 North buses will end their trips at Clark and North Avenue instead of continuing east to North Avenue Beach. Longer trains will operate on the Blue, Brown and Green Lines and there will be special service on the Yellow Line from 9 a.m. until midnight both days. (See separate release)

Western and Harrison Close for Ongoing Cermak (Douglas) Blue Line Renovation

Due to the ongoing renovation of the Cermak (Douglas) Branch of the Blue Line, Western will be closed between 19th and 21st Streets from 3 a.m. Saturday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Northbound #49 Western and #X49 Western Express buses will operate via Cermak, Hoyne, 19th, back to Western then resume the regular route. Southbound buses will operate via 18th, Hoyne, Cermak back to Western then resume the regular route.

Harrison will be closed between Paulina and Wood from 7 a.m. Friday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. #7 Harrison and #126 Jackson buses will operate eastbound via Damen, Jackson, Ashland, back to Harrison then resume the regular route.

Sewer Work Closes Pulaski at North Avenue

Sewer work has closed Pulaski at North Avenue through Friday, August 15. #53 Pulaski buses will operate in both directions via North Avenue, Homan, Armitage, back to Pulaski then resume the regular route.

Viaduct Work Closes 43rd Street

Construction work on the Rock Island Railroad viaduct has closed 43rd Street at LaSalle until 5 p.m. Friday, August 15. Eastbound #43 43rd buses will operate via Wentworth, 47th, State, back to 43rd then resume the regular route. Westbound #43 buses will operate via State, 47th, LaSalle, back to 43rd then resume the regular route.

Devon Closes for Indian Independence Day Parade Saturday

The Indian Independence Day Parade will close Devon between Western and California from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. #155 Devon buses will operate in both directions via California, Peterson, Western, back to Devon then resume the regular route.

Devon Closes for Pakistan Independence Day Parade Sunday

The Pakistan Independence Day Parade will close Devon between Ridge and Western from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday. #155 Devon buses will operate in both directions via Western, Lunt, Ridge, back to Devon then resume the regular route.

Grand Avenue Bridge Closed for Cleaning Beginning Monday

The Grand Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River will be closed for cleaning from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. daily beginning Monday, August 18 until Friday, August 22. #65 Grand buses will operate in both directions via Halsted, Chicago, Kingsbury, back to Grand then resume the regular route.

Construction Closes 103rd until the End of September

Street 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 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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