Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of August 19 – 21

August 17, 2005
8/17/05

Additional Service Provided for Air & Water Show Saturday and Sunday CTA will provide additional service for the 47th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show this weekend along the lakefront from Oak Street Beach to Fullerton. Extra buses will be in service beginning at 7 a.m. 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 travel as far as North/Clark instead of continuing east to North Avenue Beach.

Bus Terminal at North Avenue Beach Temporarily Closed for the Air & Water Show The bus terminal at North Avenue Beach is temporarily closed for the annual Air & Water Show this weekend. The terminal will remain closed until 3 p.m. Monday, August 22. #72 North buses will use the bus terminal at North/Clark during this time.

Jackson Closes for Neighborhood Festival Beginning FridayJackson will be closed between Central and Austin for the Taste of Austin Festival from 9 a.m. Friday, August 19 until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 21. #126 Jackson buses will operate in both directions via Jackson, Central, Madison, Austin, back to the terminal at Jackson.

Additional Service Provided for Concerts at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island Friday and SaturdayAdditional service will be provided on the #130 Grant Park Treasures bus route following the Backstreet Boys concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 19. Service will operate from the concert every few minutes to the Ogilvie Transportation Center until 30 minutes after the concert ends.

Additional service will be provided on the #130 Grant Park Treasures bus route for the Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival featuring O.A.R. at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 20. Service will operate to the concert every 7 - 8 minutes from the Ogilvie Transportation Center with return trips operating back to Ogilvie every7 - 8 minutes until 30 minutes after the concert ends.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Dearborn Subway Branch of the Blue Line for Subway Sewer Cleaning Friday and SaturdaySingle track service will be in effect southbound between Grand and LaSalle from 10 p.m. Friday, August 19 until 6 a.m. Saturday, August 20 and again from 10 p.m. Saturday, August 20 until 6 a.m. Sunday, August 21.

Devon Closes for India Independence Day Parade SaturdayDevon will be closed between California and Western from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, August 20. #155 Devon buses will operate in both directions via Devon, Kedzie, Lincoln, Peterson, Western, back to Devon, then resume the regular route.

King Drive Closes for Construction Monday NightKing Drive will be closed at Cermak from 10 p.m. Monday, August 22 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, August 23. #3 King Drive buses will operate in both directions via King, 26th to Michigan, then resume the regular route.

Eastbound #21 Cermak buses will operate via Cermak, Michigan, 25th, to King, where they will begin their westbound trips via King, 26th, Michigan, to Cermak, then resume the regular route.

State Street Closed for Sewer WorkState Street is closed northbound only between 91st and 87th Streets weekdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Friday, September 2. Northbound #29 State buses are operating via State, 91st, Indiana, 88th, back to State, then resuming the regular route. Southbound service is not affected.

Racine Closed for Street Reconstruction Racine is closed between Arthington and Roosevelt from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until Friday, October 7. #60 Blue Island/26th buses are operating in both directions via Racine, Roosevelt, Loomis to Harrison, then resuming the regular route.

Main Street Closed for Purple Line Viaduct Repairs Main Street in Evanston is closed at the Purple Line viaduct until late October. #200 Main Shuttle buses are operating in both directions via Main, Ridge, Greenleaf, Chicago, back to Main, then resuming the regular route.

Division Closes for Farmers Market on Saturdays through October 22Division will be closed between State and Clark for the Near North Farmers Market from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. each Saturday through October 22. Southbound #36 Broadway buses will operate via Division, Clark, Maple to State, then resume the regular route. Northbound buses will operate via State, Elm back to Clark, then resume the regular route.

Eastbound #70 Division buses will operate via Division, Clark, Maple to Dearborn, then resume the regular route. Westbound service will not be affected.

Viaduct Reconstruction Causes Reroute Due to the reconstruction of the viaduct at 130th/Indiana, #34 South Michigan buses are being detoured through Tuesday, November 1. #34 buses are operating in both directions via Michigan, 115th, Bishop Ford Freeway, 130th to Eberhardt, then resuming the regular route.

Additionally, for customers who need to travel south of 115th/Michigan, a shuttle bus is operating in both directions on Michigan between 111th and 127th Streets. Customers may board the shuttle buses on Michigan at any bus stop between 111th and 127th Streets.

26th Street Closed for Railroad Viaduct Repairs 26th Street is closed between Kostner and Ogden until Tuesday, November 1. #60 Blue Island/26th buses are operating in both directions via 26th, Kostner, Ogden, back to 26th, then resuming the regular route.

Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Bishop Ford Freeway Closed for Reconstruction The Michigan Avenue bridge over the Bishop Ford Freeway is closed through Friday, December 30. #34 South Michigan, #103 West 103rd, #106 East 103rd and #119 Michigan/119th buses are operating in both directions via Michigan, 100th, King, 99th, back to Michigan, then resuming the regular route.

Red Line Work:
Late Night Single Track in Effect on Red Line over the WeekendDue to track maintenance on the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line, single track service will be in effect northbound between 63rd and 45th from 11 p.m. Saturday, August 20 until 6 a.m. Sunday, August 21.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Red Line Next WeekSingle track service will be in effect northbound between 63rd and Garfield from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. Monday night, August 22 and Tuesday night, August 23 and southbound in the same location during the same hours Wednesday night, August 24 and Thursday night, August 25.

Overnight Track Maintenance Temporarily Closes Two Northbound Red Line Platforms Beginning SundayTrack maintenance on the north end of the Red Line will take place from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. each night from Sunday night, August 21 through Thursday night, August 25. As a result, northbound trains will not stop at the Morse and Jarvis stations. During these hours, customers who wish to exit at those stations will need to travel to the Howard station and transfer to southbound trains back to those stations.

33rd Street Entrance at Sox-35th Red Line Station Temporarily Closed for Renovation As part of the ongoing renovation of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line, the 33rd Street entrance is closed until late October of this year. Customers are encouraged to use the 35th Street entrance to the station while the work is completed.

Lake Red Line Subway Entrance Temporarily Closed for RenovationsThe Lake Street station entrance to the Red Line is temporarily closed and is available as an exit only until late summer. Customers are encouraged to use the adjacent Red Line subway station entrance at Washington.

For details about CTA routes and schedules, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit www.transitchicago.com.

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