Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of June 25-27

June 25, 2010

Red Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Late Night Single Track in Effect at the North/Clybourn Station

A late night single track will be in effect for northbound Red Line trains at the North/Clybourn station from 11 p.m. Friday, June 25 until 5 a.m. the following morning and then again from 11 p.m. Saturday, June 26 until 6 a.m. the following morning, due to station refurbishment work.
 
During these times, northbound Red Line customers at the North/Clybourn station must board and exit trains from the southbound platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Late Night Single Track for Northbound Trains in State Street Subway Next Week

A late night single track will be in effect for Red Line trains operating between the Grand and North/Clybourn stations in the State Street subway from 11 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, June 28 through Friday morning, July 2, while crews repair and restore the area affected by last weekend’s fire.
 
During these times, northbound Red Line customers at the Grand and Chicago stations must board and exit trains from the southbound platform.
 
Northbound Red Line customers at the Clark/Division 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.
 

Purple Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Trains Operating on a Single Track This Saturday

From 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26, a daytime single track will be in effect for northbound Purple Line trains between the Davis and Central stations. 

Northbound customers at the Foster and Noyes 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.
 

Service for Upcoming Events

Ride the Red Line to U.S. Cellular Field

CTA provides convenient and affordable bus and train service for baseball fans heading to the South Side for the Sox/Cubs series this weekend. The first game of the three-game series begins Friday, June 25 at 3:05 p.m.; Saturday’s game begins at 6:10 p.m.; and Sunday’s game starts at 1:05 p.m.
 
(see separate release for details)
 

Service for 2010 Taste of Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority encourages visitors attending the 2010 Taste of Chicago at Grant Park to take public transportation to the annual food festival. Convenient and affordable service is available for the event held from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, July 4.
 
Extensive bus and rail service will be available to accommodate the crowds expected to attend the festival. Longer trains will operate into the Loop until late night on Taste weekends and extra buses will be available toward the close of each evening’s activities. During Taste weekdays, regular CTA service will be in effect.
 
For details about all CTA service call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or use the travel planner feature on the CTA website.
 
(see separate release for details)
 

Longer Orange Line Trains for the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival

On Saturday, June 26, the CTA will operate longer trains along the Orange Line until end of service (approximately 1:30 a.m.) to accommodate customers traveling from the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park. The event begins at noon and is expected to last until approximately 11 p.m.  
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Jefferson Park Community Festival Detours Westbound #81 Lawrence Buses

Currently in effect until approximately 2 a.m. Monday, June 28, Lipps Avenue between Lawrence and Milwaukee is closed to all traffic due to the Jefferson Park Community Festival.
 
Westbound #81 Lawrence buses are operating over the regular route along Lawrence past Lipps to Milwaukee then are traveling via Milwaukee into the south entrance of the Jefferson Park terminal. Eastbound #81 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

UPDATE: Six Bus Routes Detoured for Set-Up Work for the Taste of Chicago

Currently in effect until 5 p.m. Monday, July 5, 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 are closed to all traffic in preparation for the Taste of Chicago.
 
As a result of these street closures, six CTA bus routes are being detoured to adjacent streets to maintain service.
 
Southbound #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 buses are traveling to Michigan/Balbo then are operating via Michigan, Roosevelt, Columbus and then resuming their regular routes. Northbound #2, #6, #10, #14, #26 and #X28 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 
Update: Congress Plaza is no longer closed and as a result, buses operating along the following CTA routes are no longer being detoured: #7 Harrison, #126 Jackson, #130 Goose Island and #147 Outer Drive Express.
 

Halsted Closes for Chicago Pride Fest and Parade This Weekend

Halsted Street between Addison and Broadway will be closed to all traffic from 9 a.m. Friday, June 25 until 2 a.m. Sunday, June 27, due to the Chicago Pride Fest and Parade.
 
During this time, northbound #8 Halsted buses will operate along Halsted to Addison then will travel via Addison, Broadway, West Sheridan, Sheridan, Irving Park, Broadway to Waveland before turning to begin southbound service. Southbound #8 buses will begin service from Broadway/Waveland and will travel via Broadway, Addison to Halsted and then resume the regular route.
 
During the Parade
On Sunday, June 28 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. seven CTA bus routes will be unable to provide service along the following streets due to The Pride Parade:
 
  • Halsted Street between Fullerton and Waveland
  • Clark Street between Fullerton and Irving Park
  • Broadway between Fullerton and Irving Park
  • Diversey Parkway between Sheffield and Lake Shore Drive
  • Belmont Avenue between Sheffield and Lake Shore Drive
  • Sheridan Road between Belmont and Diversey
  • Stockton Drive between Cannon and Fullerton
  • Cannon Drive between Diversey and Stockton
  • Addison Street between Clark and Lake Shore Drive
 
The parade steps-off at noon. Buses operating on the #8 Halsted, #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #76 Diversey, #77 Belmont, #151 Sheridan and #152 Addison routes will be rerouted to adjacent streets for the duration of the parade.
 

Green Music Festival Detours #66 Chicago Buses This Weekend

Chicago Avenue between Ashland and Nobel will be closed to all traffic from 1 a.m. Saturday, June 26 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 28, for the Green Music Festival.
 
Eastbound #66 Chicago buses will travel over their regular routes along Chicago to Ashland then will operate via Ashland, Grand, Ogden to Chicago and then resume the regular route. Westbound #66 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Rocks Festival Reroutes #78 Montrose Buses on Sunday

From 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 27, lane restrictions for the Rocks Festival at Montrose-Wilson Beach will result in the reroute of #78 Montrose buses.  
 
Eastbound #78 Montrose buses will travel over the regular route along Wilson to Marine then will operate via Marine, Montrose to Simonds before turning to begin westbound service. Westbound #78 buses will continue north on Simonds to Wilson then will operate via Wilson, Marine to Montrose and then resume the regular route.
 

The Race to Taste Run/Walk Detours 11 CTA Bus Routes Sunday Morning

From 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. Sunday, June 27, street closures for the Race to Taste Run/Walk will result in the following routes being detoured to adjacent streets: #3 King Drive (northbound only), #4 Cottage Grove (northbound only), #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #12 Roosevelt (eastbound only), #14 Jeffery Express, #18 16th/18th, #126 Jackson, #130 Museum Campus, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express and #147 Outer Drive Express.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Temporary Reroute of Westbound #17 Westchester Buses

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Friday, June 25, northbound Des Plaines Avenue at Madison in Forest Park is closed to traffic due to curb and sidewalk construction work. As a result of this street closure, westbound #17 Westchester buses departing from the Forest Park Blue Line terminal will undergo a temporary reroute.
 
Westbound #17 Westchester buses departing from the Forest Park Blue Line station are exiting the terminal traveling west on the service drive to Van Buren then are operating via Van Buren to Madison and resuming the regular route. Eastbound #17 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

#72 Bus Stop at North/Clybourn Red Line Station Temporarily Relocated Due to Construction

Currently in effect until Wednesday, June 30, the eastbound mid-block stop in front of the North/Clybourn station that is served by #72 North Avenue buses has been temporarily relocated to a near side stop at the intersection of North/Clybourn. The relocation is due to construction at the North/Clybourn Red Line station.
 
In addition, #72 buses now are serving the temporary far side stop at the North Avenue/Halsted intersection.
 

Daytime Reroute in Effect for Select #24 Wentworth Buses

Currently in effect until Friday, July 2, Vincennes Avenue between 84th Street and Lowe has been closed to all traffic from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily due to sewer repair work. As a result of this street closure, only #24 Wentworth buses operating between Clark/Wacker and 87th Street/Racine are affected.
 
Northbound and southbound #24 buses operating between Clark/Wacker and 79th Street/Vincennes are not affected and are traveling over their regular routes.
 
#24 Wentworth Buses to 87th Street/Racine (only)
Northbound #24 buses are operating over the regular route along Vincennes to Halsted then are traveling via Halsted to the 79th Street/Halsted terminal and continuing through the terminal to Emerald then operating via Emerald, 79th to Vincennes and resuming the regular route. Southbound #24 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Water Main Reconstruction Project Detours Westbound #56A North Milwaukee Buses

Currently in effect until Sunday, August 1, Devon Avenue between New Castle and Oak Park will be closed to all traffic due to a water main reconstruction project.
 
Westbound #56A North Milwaukee buses are traveling over the regular route along Milwaukee to Nagle then are operating via Nagle, Northwest Highway to Harlem and then resuming the regular route.
 

#81 Lawrence Bus Stops near the Kennedy Expressway Temporarily Eliminated

Currently in effect until Tuesday, August 31, the eastbound and westbound near side bus stops on Lawrence at LeClaire served by #81 Lawrence buses have been temporarily removed from service due to rehabilitation work on the Lawrence Avenue viaduct.
 

Temporary Elimination of Bus Stop at Michigan/Delaware

Currently in effect until Tuesday, August 31, the southbound near side stop at Michigan/Delaware has been temporarily removed from service due to sidewalk reconstruction work.
 
This stop is served by #33 Mag Mile Express, #143 Stockton/Michigan Express, #144 Marine/Michigan Express, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express, #148 Clarendon/Michigan Express and #151 Sheridan buses.
 
Customers may board and exit these buses from the near side stop at Michigan/Pearson.
 

Temporary Relocation of #75 74th/75th Bus Stop at 75th Street/Jeffery

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday, September 30, the eastbound near side stop at 75th Street/Jeffery served by #75 74th/75th buses has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction.
 

#111 Pullman/111th/115th Buses Undergo Reroutes Due to Bridge Repair Work

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday, October 31, the 111th Street Bridge over Interstate 57 (I-57) is closed to all traffic due to bridge and deck replacement work.
 
Southbound #111 Pullman/111th/115th buses are operating over the regular route along 111th Street to Marshfield then traveling via Marshfield, 112th Place, Hamlet to 111th Street and then resuming the regular route east on 111th Street.
 
Northbound #111 buses are traveling over the regular route along 111th Street to Throop then operating via Throop, 107th Street, Vincennes and then resuming the regular route south on Vincennes past 111th Street.
 

Temporary Removal of #126 Jackson Bus Stop at Jackson/Sangamon

Currently in effect until Friday, September 30, 2011, the eastbound far side stop at Jackson/Sangamon served by #126 Jackson buses has been temporarily removed from service due to nearby construction. Customers may board and exit eastbound #126 buses at either Jackson/Morgan or Jackson/Peoria.
 

Buses Rerouted on Saturdays for the Near North Farmer’s Market

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday through October 30, Division Street between State and Clark will be closed for the Near North Farmer’s Market.
 
Southbound #36 Broadway 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 Division 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. 
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Jeffery/75th Street

Currently in effect until further notice, the southbound far side bus stop at Jeffery/75th Street has been temporarily relocated to a near side stop due to sidewalk construction. This stop is served by southbound #14 Jeffery Express and #15 Jeffery Local buses.
 
Temporary Changes in Service for #21 Cermak and #62 Archer Buses Serving the Cermak-Chinatown Station
Currently in effect, customers at the Cermak-Chinatown Red Line station must use the new entrance located approximately one block north of Cermak on Archer Avenue. This entrance will serve as the primary access point for customers while the main entrance to the station on the north side of Cermak is reconstructed and made accessible. 
 
As a result of these changes, and to accommodate customers transferring between bus and rail services, the following changes have been made to buses serving the station:
 
#21 Cermak
Eastbound #21 Cermak buses are traveling over the regular route along Cermak to Wentworth then operating via Wentworth, Archer, Clark to Cermak and resuming the regular route. Westbound #21 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 
  • Cermak/Wentworth: the near side stop at Cermak/Wentworth served by eastbound #21 buses has been temporarily removed from service.
  • Wentworth/Cermak: new temporary stops have been added at Wentworth/Cermak for eastbound and westbound #21 buses. Eastbound customers must board and exit buses from the far side stop; westbound customers must board and exit buses from the near side stop.
  • Cermak/Red Line Station: the mid-block stop near the Cermak Road entrance of the Cermak-Chinatown station has been temporarily removed from service.
  • Archer/Red Line Station: eastbound #21 buses are serving the new temporary mid-block stop near the Archer Avenue entrance of the Cermak-Chinatown station.
  • Wentworth/Archer: westbound #21 buses are serving the new temporary far side stop at Wentworth/Archer.
 
#62 Archer
  • Archer/Wentworth: the northbound near side stop at Archer/Wentworth served by #62 buses has been removed from service.
  • Archer/Red Line Station: northbound #62 buses are serving the new mid-block stop near the Archer Avenue entrance of the Cermak-Chinatown station.
 

#56 Milwaukee Bus Stop at Milwaukee/Diversey Temporarily Relocated

Until further notice, the southbound near side bus stop at Milwaukee/Diversey served by #56 Milwaukee buses has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop.
 

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 until further notice.
 
Southbound #29 State buses are operating over the regular route along Grand past State to Clark then traveling via Clark, Illinois to State and resuming the regular route. Northbound #29 buses are traveling along the remaining open lane along State and over the regular route.
 
Southbound #36 Broadway buses are traveling over the regular route along State to Ontario then operating via Ontario, Clark, Illinois to State and resuming the regular route. Northbound #36 buses are operating over the regular route along Dearborn past Illinois to Ohio then traveling via Ohio to State and resuming the regular route.
 

Temporary Changes to Bus Stops near Sheridan/Foster

Currently in effect until further notice, the northbound near side stop at Sheridan/Foster has been temporarily 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.
 

Service Adjustments Due to the Congress/Wacker Construction Project

Due to the Congress/Wacker Construction Project, Franklin Street between Harrison and Van Buren and Lower Wacker Drive between Randolph and Harrison are closed until May 2012. As a result of these closures and other street reconfigurations, the following changes in bus service currently are in effect:
 
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
Northbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses are traveling over the regular route along Harrison to Canal then are operating via Canal, Jackson to Franklin and resuming the regular route. Southbound #11 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 
The following temporary changes also have been made to bus stops served by northbound #11 buses:
 
  • Canal/Harrison: a far side stop has been added to service.
  • Canal/Jackson: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • Jackson at the Chicago River: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • 404 W. Harrison: the mid-block stop has been removed from service.
  • Franklin/Van Buren: the far side stop has been removed from service.
 
#121 Union/Wacker Express
Northbound #121 Union/Wacker Express buses are operating over the regular route along Jackson past Wacker to Franklin then are traveling via Franklin, Lake, Post Place to Lower Wacker and then resuming the regular route.
 
Southbound #121 buses are operating over the regular route along Lower Wacker to the exit ramp for Upper Wacker and then traveling via Upper Wacker to Adams and resuming the regular route west on Adams.
 
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
From Union Station, northbound #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express buses are traveling south on Wacker to Jackson then are traveling east on Jackson past Franklin and resuming the regular route.
 
The following temporary changes have been made to bus stops served by northbound #135 buses:
 
  • Jackson/Franklin: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • Franklin/Jackson: the near side stop has been removed from service.
 
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express
From Union Station, northbound #136 Sheridan/LaSalle buses are operating south on Wacker to Van Buren then are traveling via Van Buren, Canal to Jackson and resuming the regular route.
 
The following temporary changes have been made to bus stops served by northbound #136 buses:
 
  • Jackson/Franklin: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • Franklin/Jackson: the near side stop has been removed from service.
 
#156 LaSalle (PM Service Only)
During the evening rush period only, northbound #156 LaSalle buses departing from Union Station are traveling west on Van Buren to Wacker then are operating via Wacker to Jackson and resuming the regular route.
 
The following temporary bus stop change has been made and is in effect for northbound #156 buses during the evening rush period only: 
 
  • Franklin/Jackson: the near side stop has been removed from service.
 
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