Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 22-24

January 22, 2010

Blue Line – Slow Zone Work

Northbound Trains Undergo Late Night Single Track between LaSalle and Grand

Northbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track in the Dearborn subway between the LaSalle and Grand stations from 10 p.m. Friday, January 22 until 6 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10 p.m. Saturday, January 23 until 7 a.m. the following morning, due to sewer cleaning and detail work associated with the track renewal project.

During these times, northbound Blue Line customers at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/Lake stations must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.  CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Early Morning Single Track between California and Belmont on Monday

Due to track maintenance, northbound Blue Lines trains on the O’Hare branch will undergo an early morning single track between the California and Belmont stations from 1 a.m. until 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning, January 25.

During these times, northbound Blue Line customers at the Logan Square station must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.  CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Red Line – Slow Zone Work

Trains Rerouted at the Sheridan Station This Saturday and Next Week

Northbound and southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted at the Sheridan station from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, while crews replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.

During this time, northbound and southbound Red Line trains will operate on the Purple Express tracks.  Customers at the Sheridan station must board and exit trains from the outer platforms instead of the inner platforms.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.  CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Next Week

Work to reduce slow zones near the Sheridan Red Line station continues next week resulting in a reroute of northbound and southbound trains from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, January 26 through Friday, January 29.

During these times, northbound and southbound Red Line trains will operate on the Purple Express tracks. Customers at the Sheridan station must board and exit trains from the outer platforms instead of the inner platforms.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Red Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Trains Undergo a Late Night Single Track Due to Subway Sewer Cleaning

A late night single track will be in effect for northbound Red Line trains between the Roosevelt and Grand stations from 10 p.m. Sunday, January 24 until 4 a.m. the following morning¸ due to sewer cleaning in the subway.

During this time, northbound Red Line customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.  CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Next Week

From 11 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, January 25 through Friday morning, January 29, northbound Red Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the Roosevelt and Grand stations as sewer cleaning in the subway continues.

During these times, northbound Red Line customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board and exit from the southbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.  CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Temporary Relocation of #53A South Pulaski Bus Stop at Pulaski/82nd Street

Currently in effect until 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, the southbound bus stop at the T-intersection of Pulaski/82nd Street served by #53A South Pulaski buses has been temporarily relocated to a near side stop at Pulaski/82nd Place, due to a nearby sewer construction project.

Helicopter Lift Detours Three Routes Near Water Tower Place Saturday Morning

From 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, Chicago Avenue between Michigan and Lake Shore Drive; Mies van der Rohe Way between Chicago and Chestnut; and Chestnut Street between Mies van der Rohe and Michigan will be closed to all traffic due to a helicopter lift.

Northbound #3 King Drive buses will travel north along Michigan to Erie then will operate via Erie to Fairbanks before turning to begin southbound service. Southbound #3 buses will depart from Ontario/Fairbanks and travel via Ontario to Michigan and then resume the regular route south on Michigan.

Northbound #10 Museum of Science & Industry buses will operate over the regular route along Michigan past Chicago to Delaware then will travel via Delaware, Inner Lake Shore Drive to Oak Street before turning to begin southbound service. Southbound #10 buses will depart from Oak/Michigan and travel south on Michigan over the regular route.

Eastbound #66 Chicago buses will travel over the regular route along Chicago to Michigan then will operate via Michigan, Ohio to Fairbanks and then resume the regular route south on Fairbanks. From Fairbanks/Ontario, westbound #66 buses will travel via Ontario, Michigan to Chicago and then resume the regular route west along Chicago.

Changes to Bus Stops at State/Randolph and State/Washington

Effective at 4 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, the following bus stop changes will go into effect:

  • State/Randolph: the southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • State/Washington: the southbound near side stop will be reinstated.

These stops are served by #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #29 State, #36 Broadway, #62 Archer, #144 Marine/Michigan Express and #146 Inner Drive /Michigan Express buses. The northbound stops are not affected.

Reinstatement of #36 Broadway Bus Stop at State/Delaware

Effective at 4 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, #36 Broadway buses will resume making service stops at the reinstated northbound near side bus stop at State/Delaware. This stop was temporarily removed from service during the construction of a nearby residential building.

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick Buses Temporarily Detoured Due to Water Main Work

The southbound curb lane of Van Buren is closed between Wells and Franklin until 5 a.m. Saturday, January 30, due to a water main installation project.

Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses will travel over the regular route along Wells to Adams then will operate via Adams, Wacker to Van Buren and then resume the regular route. Northbound #11 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

Southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express Buses Detoured at Van Buren/Wells

Until 10 p.m. Sunday, January 31, southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express buses are being rerouted from the area of Van Buren/Wells due to construction.

Southbound #36 and #145 buses will travel over their regular routes along Van Buren Street to Clark then will operate via Clark, Congress, Wells to Harrison before turning to begin northbound service. Northbound #36 and #145 buses will travel east along Harrison over the regular route.

Temporary Relocation of #7 Harrison Bus Stop at Harrison/Ashland

The eastbound near side stop at Harrison/Ashland served by #7 Harrison buses has been relocated to a far side stop until Sunday, January 31.

Temporary Relocation of #132 Goose Island Express Bus Stop at Clybourn/North

The northbound near side stop at Clybourn/North served by #132 Goose Island Express buses temporarily has been relocated to a far side stop until 7 p.m. Friday, February 12, due to the temporary closure of the curb lane.

Temporary Changes to Bus Stops near Sheridan/Foster

Currently in effect until Wednesday, March 17, the northbound near side stop at Sheridan/Foster temporarily has been removed from service due to the demolition and reconstruction of a nearby building. This stop is served by #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses.

Reroute for Northbound #24 Wentworth Buses Due to LaSalle Street Bridge Work

LaSalle Street between 28th and 26th streets is closed to all traffic until Wednesday, March 31, due to the reconstruction of the LaSalle Street Bridge.

Northbound #24 Wentworth buses will operate over the regular route along LaSalle to 31st Street then will travel via 31st Street, State, 26th Street to Wentworth and then resume the regular route. Southbound #24 buses will travel over the regular route.

Changes to #24 Wentworth Bus Stops

Due to the reconstruction of the LaSalle Street Bridge, the following changes made to bus stops served by #24 Wentworth buses also will continue to be in place until Wednesday, March 31:

  • LaSalle/31st Street: the northbound far side stop has been relocated to a near side stop.
  • Wentworth/26th Street: the northbound near side stop has been relocated to a westbound near side stop at 26th Street/Wentworth.

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. These changes in service are expected to remain in place until April.

Southbound #29 State buses will operate over the regular route along Grand past State to Clark then will travel via Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route.

Northbound #29 buses are able to travel on the remaining open lane along State and will operate over its regular route.

Southbound #36 Broadway buses will travel over the regular route along State to Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will operate over the regular route along Dearborn past Illinois to Ohio then will travel via Ohio to State and then resume the regular route.

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.

14 CTA Bus Routes Affected Due to Jackson Viaduct Work

Due to the reconstruction of the Jackson Boulevard viaduct between Canal and Wacker, changes in service along 14 CTA bus routes are expected to remain in place until April 2010. The following CTA bus routes are being rerouted to adjacent streets:
 

 

#1 Indiana/Hyde Park
#126 Jackson
#7 Harrison
#129 West Loop/South Loop
#X28 Stony Island Express
#130 Museum Campus
#38 Ogden/Taylor
#132 Goose Island Express
#60 Blue Island/26th
#151 Sheridan
#121 Union/Wacker Express
#156 LaSalle
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
#157 Streeterville
 
(see separate release  for details)

 

Temporary Relocation of #93 California/Dodge Bus Stop

Currently in effect until Thursday, May 27, the southbound curb-side 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 Removal of #29 State Bus Stop at State/Pershing

Due to an underground construction project, the southbound far side stop at State/Pershing served by #29 State buses has been removed from service until Sunday, May 1, 2011.
 
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