Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of February 17 - 19

February 17, 2006
2/17/06

Note: All CTA bus and rail service will operate on regular schedules on President's Day, Monday, February 20.

Three Bus Routes Serve Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Through February 19
Three Chicago Transit Authority bus routes are providing service to the 2006 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place South through Sunday, February 19 during all hours the show is open. Service to McCormick Place begins approximately one hour before the show opens and operates until one hour after the show ends each day.

Buses operate to McCormick Place directly from Metra stations west of the Loop, from downtown, from North Michigan Avenue, and from the South and West Sides. Customers can connect to these buses from other bus routes and from all 'L' and subway lines serving downtown.

Michigan Avenue Bridge over Chicago River Temporarily Closes Next Week
The Michigan Avenue bridge over the Chicago River will temporarily close for maintenance work from 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 22 until 6 a.m. Thursday, February 23.

Northbound #3 King Drive, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses will operate via Michigan to Wacker, State, Ohio, back to Michigan, then resume the regular route. Southbound buses will operate via Michigan to Ontario, State, Wacker, back to Michigan, then resume the regular route.

Northbound #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses will operate via State, Ohio, back to Michigan, then resume the regular route. Southbound #146 buses will operate via Ontario, State, Wacker, back to State, then resume the regular route.

Lafayette Closes for Sewer Work Friday
Lafayette is closed at 92nd for sewer work until 4 p.m. on Friday, February 17.

Southbound #29 State buses will operate via Lafayette to 92nd, Wentworth, 93rd, back to Lafayette, then resume the regular route. Northbound service is not affected.

71st Street Closes for Sewer Work Over Weekend
71st Street will close at Lawndale for sewer work beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, February 17. The closure will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Monday, February 20.

Westbound #67 67th/69th/71st buses will operate via 71st, Kedzie, 67th, Pulaski, back to 71st, then resume the regular route. Eastbound is the reverse.

#10 Museum of Science & Industry Bus Route Change in South Loop
Beginning Saturday, February 18, the #10 Museum of Science & Industry bus route will be modified to provide more direct service between the South Loop and the Museum of Science and Industry. The new route will no longer operate on Congress and Michigan.

#10 buses will operate on State, Columbus and Balbo to and from Lake Shore Drive and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project:
CTA is working to expand capacity on the Brown Line. When the work is completed, customers will benefit from longer trains during rush hour, and accessible, modern stations and platforms.

Throughout the Brown Line construction project, slow zones and single track operation are periodically necessary near construction activity so, as a general rule, rail customers should allow extra travel time.

Kedzie and Rockwell Stations to Temporarily Close February 20 for Construction Work
The Kedzie and Rockwell stations will close on Monday, February 20 for up to six months while construction work to expand capacity on the line continues to move forward. During the weekday, rail customers may go to the next closest station for Brown Line service, or choose from eight neighborhood CTA bus routes to meet their transit service needs.

Rail customers who normally board at Kedzie may board either at Kimball station, adjacent to Kedzie, or Francisco, which is located between Kedzie and Rockwell stations. Rail customers who normally board at Rockwell can board either at Francisco or Western station. Western station will remain open throughout construction.

Customers in close proximity to the Kedzie station are also served by the following four CTA bus routes: #78 Montrose, #81 Lawrence, #82 Kimball/Homan and #93 California/Dodge.

Customers in close proximity to the Rockwell station are served by the following six CTA bus routes: #11 Lincoln, #49 Western, #49B North Western, #X49 Western Express, #78 Montrose and the #81 Lawrence.

(See separate release.)

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

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