Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of July 6-8

July 6, 2012

Blue Line

Late Night Boarding Changes at the Harlem Station on the O’Hare Branch

All late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to O’Hare) tracks at the Harlem station on the O’Hare branch from 10 p.m. Friday, July 6 until 5 a.m. the following morning, due to crews performing bridge work.
 
During this time, customers at the Harlem station must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 
Saturday Night – Affecting Northbound (to O’Hare) Trains
From 10 p.m. Saturday, July 7 until 6 a.m. the following morning, all late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to Forest Park) tracks at the Harlem station on the O’Hare branch as bridge work is performed.
 
During these times, northbound (to O’Hare) customers at the Harlem station must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Late Night Boarding Changes at the Racine and Illinois Medical District Stations

All late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the eastbound (to O’Hare) tracks at the Racine and Illinois Medical District stations from 10 p.m. Monday, July 9 until 4 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 until 4 a.m. the following morning, due to crews performing track maintenance work.
 
During these times, westbound (to Forest Park) customers at the Racine and Illinois Medical District stations must board and exit trains from the eastbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Late Night Boarding Changes between the LaSalle and UIC-Halsted Stations

Track maintenance work on the Forest Park branch of the Blue Line continues resulting in all late night trains being routed to operate on the eastbound (to O’Hare) tracks between the LaSalle and UIC-Halsted stations from 10 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning on Wednesday night, July 11 and then again on Thursday night, July 12.
 
During these times, westbound (to Forest Park) customers at the LaSalle, Clinton and UIC-Halsted stations must board and exit trains from the eastbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Red Line

Southbound Trains to Bypass Jarvis through Loyola this Weekend

Due to crews performing track and viaduct repairs as part of the Red North Station Interim Improvement project, southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) Red Line trains will be unable to stop at the Jarvis, Morse or Loyola stations this weekend beginning 10 p.m. Friday, July 6 until 4 a.m. Monday, July 9.
 
Customers who want to travel southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) from the Jarvis, Morse or Loyola stations need to travel north to Howard and transfer to a southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) train.
 
Southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) customers who want to exit at the Jarvis, Morse or Loyola stations will need to travel to Thorndale and transfer to a northbound (to Howard) train.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 
Note: temporary street closures near the Morse station are currently in effect due to work associated with track and viaduct work. Buses operating along the #96 Lunt and #155 Devon routes are being detoured. See below for reroute details.
 

Next Week: Late Night Northbound Trains to Bypass Jarvis

All northbound (to Howard) Red Line trains will be unable to stop at the Jarvis station from 10 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning effective Monday night, July 9, Tuesday night, July 10 and Wednesday night, July 11, due to crews performing platform work at the temporarily closed Morse station as part of the Red North Station Interim Improvement Project.
 
During these times, customers at the Jarvis station who want to travel north (to Howard) must board a southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) train to Loyola and transfer to a northbound (to Howard) train.
 
Northbound customers who want to exit at the Jarvis station must travel to the Howard station and transfer to a southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) train back to the Jarvis station.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 

Late Night Closure of East Auxiliary Stairway at the Sheridan Station

The east auxiliary stairway to/from the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) platform at the Sheridan Red Line station will be temporarily closed from 11:15 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, July 9 through Saturday morning, July 14, while crews perform work associated with the Station Renewal project.
 
During these times, customers will be directed to access the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) platform using the west stairway.
 

Service for Upcoming Events

Service to the Kenny Chesney Concert at Soldier Field

The CTA will provide additional service for fans attending the Kenny Chesney concert at Soldier Field on Saturday, July 7. The gates open at 4 p.m.
 
More frequent service will be provided along the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express route beginning at approximately 3 p.m. until the start of the concert. Additional service also will be provided at the end of the concert as crowds warrant.
 
Following the concert, longer trains will operate on the Red and Blue lines beginning at approximately midnight (12 a.m.) until 1 a.m. Longer trains on the Orange and Brown lines will operate from 2 p.m. until midnight from the Midway and Kimball terminals, respectively.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Red Line Viaduct Work Detours #96 Lunt and #155 Devon Buses Until Monday AM

Currently in effect until noon (12 p.m.) Monday, July 9, #96 Lunt and #155 Devon buses are being detoured due to the closure of Morse between Glenwood and Wayne and Lunt between Glenwood and Sheridan for Red Line viaduct work.
 
Eastbound #96 buses are traveling over the regular route to Morse/Ashland before turning to begin westbound service. From Morse/Ashland, westbound #96 buses are traveling via Ashland to Lunt and resume the regular route.
 
Eastbound #155 buses are operating over the regular route along Ashland past Morse to Greenleaf then traveling via Greenleaf, Sheridan to Morse before beginning westbound service. From Sheridan/Morse, westbound #155 are traveling over the regular route.
 

UPDATE: Montrose Viaduct Removal Detours #78 Montrose Buses

Updated and in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, July 13, #78 Montrose buses are being detoured due to the closure of Montrose Avenue between West Ravenswood and East Ravenswood for viaduct removal work.
 
Eastbound #78 buses are operating over the regular route along Montrose to West Ravenswood then are traveling via West Ravenswood, Berteau, East Ravenswood to Montrose and over the regular route.
 
Westbound #78 buses are traveling over the regular route along Montrose to East Ravenswood then are operating via East Ravenswood, Sunnyside, West Ravenswood to Montrose and then resuming the regular route.
 

Six Bus Routes Detoured from Grant Park for the Taste of Chicago

Currently in effect until 3 p.m. Monday, July 16, six CTA bus routes are being detoured due to the closure of Columbus Drive between Roosevelt and Monroe; Monroe Drive between Michigan and Lake Shore Drive; Jackson Drive between Michigan and Lake Shore Drive; and Congress Parkway between Michigan and Columbus for the Taste of Chicago.
 
Buses operating along the following routes are being rerouted to adjacent streets to maintain service: #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #14 Jeffery Express, #26 South Shore Express and #X28 Stony Island Express .
 
(see the CTA Bus Alerts page for more details)
 

Construction at Dorchester/60th Street Temporarily Detours Three Routes

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, November 5, eastbound #59 59th/61st buses and northbound #171 U of C/Hyde Park and #172 U of C/Kenwood buses  are being detoured due to construction on Dorchester near 60th Street.
 
#59 59th/61st – Eastbound Only
Eastbound #59 buses are traveling over the regular route along 60th Street to Dorchester then are operating via Dorchester, Blackstone to Midway Plaisance and resuming the regular route. Westbound #59 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 
#171 U of C/Hyde Park and #172 U of C/Kenwood – Northbound Only
Northbound #171 and #172 buses are operating over their regular routes along 60th Street past Dorchester to Stony Island then are traveling via Stony Island, 59th Street and resuming their regular routes west on 59th Street past Dorchester. Southbound #171 and #172 buses are not affected and are traveling over their regular routes.
 

Sewer Work on Cicero Detours Southbound #54 Cicero Buses

Currently in effect until approximately 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, southbound #54 Cicero buses are being detoured due to the closure of Cicero Street between Roosevelt and Lexington for sewer work.
 
Southbound #54 buses are traveling over the regular route along Cicero to Flournoy then are operating via Flournoy, Laramie, Roosevelt to Cicero and resuming the regular route. Northbound #54 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

#66 Chicago Buses Detoured This Weekend for the West Fest Event

From 1 a.m. Saturday, July 7 until 5 a.m. Monday, July 12, #66 Chicago buses will be detoured due to the closure of Chicago Avenue between Damen and Wood for the annual West Fest event.
 
Eastbound #66 buses will travel over the regular route along Chicago to Damen then will operate via Damen, Augusta, Ashland to Chicago and then resume the regular route. Westbound #66 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Ongoing Bus Service Changes

Sewer Work at Avenue O/131st Street Detours #30 South Chicago Buses

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, July 9, #30 South Chicago buses are being detoured due to the closure of Avenue O between 131st and 133rd streets for sewer repair work.
 
Southbound #30 buses are traveling over the regular route along Avenue O to 131st Street then are operating via 131st Street, Avenue N, 133rd Street to Avenue O and resuming the regular route. Northbound #30 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Wacker Drive Stage IV Reroutes

Until further notice, changes in service along 18 downtown CTA bus routes are now in effect due to the closure of Jackson and Adams streets at Wacker Drive for work associated with Stage IV of the Revive Wacker Drive, Part 2 project.
 
As a result of these street closures and the reopening of Monroe at Wacker, buses operating along the 18 affected routes are either being rerouted, returned to their original routing or only have minor changes in bus stop locations (see separate release for details). Customers are advised to allow extra travel time along these routes:
 
Route
What’s changed?
#1 Indiana/Hyde Park
New routing
#7 Harrison
New routing – eastbound
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
New routing – northbound
#14 Jeffery Express
Returned to original routing – southbound
#X28 Stony Island Express
New routing
#60 Blue Island/26th
Returned to original routing – westbound
#121 Union/Wacker Express
New routing – eastbound
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
New routing – eastbound
#124 Navy Pier
Returned to original routing – westbound
#126 Jackson
New routing – eastbound
#129 West Loop/South Loop
New routing – southbound AM service only
#130 Museum Campus
New routing – eastbound
#132 Goose Island Express
New routing – southbound
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
Changes in bus stop locations only
#136 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
Changes in bus stop locations only
#151 Sheridan
New routing
#156 LaSalle
New routing – northbound
#157 Streeterville/Taylor
Returned to original routing – westbound
 

Eastbound #64 Foster/Canfield Buses Detoured for Viaduct Reconstruction Work

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, August 17, eastbound #64 Foster/Canfield buses are being detoured due to the closure of Higgins/Oriole for the reconstruction of the nearby viaduct over the Kennedy Expressway.
 
Eastbound #64 buses are traveling over the regular route along Canfield to Seminole then are operating via Seminole to Higgins and then resuming the regular route. Westbound #64 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Cicero/63rd Street

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, August 24, the northbound near side stop at Cicero/63rd Street has been relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction work. This stop is served by #54B South Cicero and #65 West 65th buses.
 

Sewer Reconstruction Work Detours Southbound #90N North Harlem Buses

Currently in effect until approximately 6 p.m. Friday, August 31, #90N North Harlem buses are being detoured due to the closure of Harlem between Greenleaf and Lunt for sewer reconstruction work.
 
Southbound #90N buses are traveling over the regular route along Touhy past Harlem to Milwaukee then operating via Milwaukee, Devon to Harlem and resuming the regular route. Northbound #90N buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

Bus Stop Changes Due to Kedzie Bridge Reconstruction Work

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, October 1, the following temporary changes have been made to bus stops served by #52A South Kedzie, #67 67th/69th/71st and #94 South California due to reconstruction work on the Kedzie Avenue Bridge between Marquette and 71st Street:
 
#52A South Kedzie
  • Kedzie/Marquette: the northbound far side stop has been temporarily relocated to a westbound near side stop on Marquette at Kedzie.
  • Kedzie/71st Street: the southbound far side stop has been temporarily removed from service.
 
#67 67th/69th/71st
  • 71st Street/Kedzie: the westbound near side stop has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop.
     
#94 South California
  • 71st Street/Kedzie: the westbound stop has been temporarily removed from service.
 

Temporary Relocation of #75 74th/75th Bus Stop

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, October 12, the eastbound near side stop at 75th Street/Constance has been relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction. This stop is served by #75 74th/75th buses.
 

Saturdays: Near North Farmer’s Market Detours #36 Broadway, #70 Division Buses

From 5 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday through October 27, #36 Broadway and #70 Division buses will be detoured due to the closure of Division Street between State and Clark for the Near North Farmer’s Market.
 
Southbound #36 buses will travel over the regular route along Clark past Division to Maple then will operate via Maple to State and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will operate over the regular route along State to Elm then will travel via Elm to Clark and then resume the regular route.
 
Eastbound #70 buses will travel over the regular route along Division to Clark and then will operate via Clark, Maple to Dearborn and then resume the regular route. Westbound #70 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route. 
 

New Routing for #24 Wentworth Buses Traveling to 87th/Racine Only

Currently in effect until further notice, the routing of #24 Wentworth buses traveling to 87th Street/Racine only has been changed on a trial basis to serve the new businesses along Holland Road, in response to customer feedback.
 
As a result, southbound and northbound #24 buses (to 87th Street/Racine) are no longer operating on Vincennes between 83rd and 87th streets. Instead, southbound buses are traveling over the regular route along Vincennes to 83rd Street, then operating via 83rd Street, Princeton/Holland, 87th Street to Vincennes and continuing west on 87th Street over the regular route. Northbound buses will travel the reverse.
 

Weekdays Only: Temporary Change in Routing for Northbound #147 Buses

Currently in effect until further notice, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on weekdays only northbound #147 Outer Drive Express buses will undergo a temporary change in routing due to heavy traffic congestion on Congress between Michigan and State.
 
From 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on weekdays only, northbound #147 buses will travel over the regular route along Congress to Michigan then will operate via Michigan, Van Buren to State and then resume the regular route.
 

During all other hours of operation, northbound #147 buses will operate over the regular route via Congress to State. Southbound #147 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

 

Temporary Relocation of #72 North Avenue Bus Stop

Currently in effect until approximately 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2013, the westbound near side stop at North Avenue/Washtenaw has been relocated to a far side stop. This stop is served by #72 North Avenue buses.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Lake Park/53rd Street

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, the southbound near side stop at Lake Park/53rd Street has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction work. This stop is served by #6 Jackson Park Express, #X28 Stony Island Express and #171 U of C/Hyde Park buses.
 

Relocation of #36 Broadway Bus Stop Due to Nearby Construction

Currently in effect until Friday, July 12, 2013, the southbound near side stop at Broadway/Elmdale served by #36 Broadway buses has been relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction.
 

Removal of Bus Stop Change Affects Five Routes

Currently in effect until Thursday, August 1, 2013, the mid-block bus stop located at 5800 South Stony Island has been temporarily removed due to construction. This stop is served by the #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #15 Jeffery Local, #28 Stony Island and #X28 Stony Island Express buses.
 
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