Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of March 26-28

March 25, 2010

Blue Line – Events Affecting Service

Westbound Trains Undergo Late Night Single Track between LaSalle and UIC-Halsted

Westbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the LaSalle and UIC-Halsted stations from 10 p.m. Friday, March 26 until 6 a.m. the following morning due to work associated with the signal renewal project.
 
Westbound Blue Line customers at the LaSalle, Clinton and UIC-Halsted stations must board and exit trains from the eastbound side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Red Line – Events Affecting Service

Southbound Trains Undergo Late Night Single Track at Sox-35th

A late night single track will be in effect for southbound Red Line trains at the Sox-35th station from 11 p.m. Friday, March 26 until 6 a.m. the following morning due to construction work.
 
Southbound Red Line customers at the Sox-35th station must board and exit trains from the northbound side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Southbound Single Track in Effect between the Grand and Roosevelt Stations

A late night single track will be in effect for southbound Red Line trains between the Grand and Roosevelt stations from 10 p.m. Sunday, March 28 until 4 a.m. the following morning due to sewer cleaning in the subway.
 
Southbound Red Line customers at the Lake, Monroe, Jackson, Harrison and Roosevelt stations must board and exit trains from the northbound 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 Tuesday night, March 30 through Friday morning, April 2, southbound Red Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the Grand and Roosevelt stations as subway sewer cleaning continues next week.
 
Southbound Red Line customers at the Lake, Monroe, Jackson, Harrison and Roosevelt stations must board and exit trains from the northbound 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

#19 United Center Express Serves Upcoming Events

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express buses before and after the following events at the United Center:
 
  • Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. – New Jersey Nets versus Bulls
  • Sunday, March 28 at 6 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets versus Blackhawks
  • Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. – Phoenix Suns versus Bulls
 
Buses will leave every 10 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each event until the event begins.  When the event ends, #19 buses will depart the United Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
 
#19 buses no longer make stops along Michigan Avenue north of Randolph, but continue to make all stops on Madison from Wabash to Clinton.  From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.
 
After each game, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3.  On the return trip, #19 buses will operate east on Washington to Wacker, then head south to Monroe and east to Michigan, making all stops from Jefferson to Michigan before turning north on Michigan and making the final stop at Randolph.
 

#10 Museum of Science & Industry Hours Extended for Spring Break

Service hours for the #10 Museum of Science & Industry route have been extended until Sunday, April 11, to accommodate the Spring Break hours at the museum. 
 
Weekdays
On weekdays, buses headed to the museum will operate approximately every 20 minutes from 8:55 a.m. until 4:35 p.m.  Buses leaving the museum will operate every 20 minutes from approximately 9:40 a.m. until 6:40 p.m.
 
Saturdays
Buses heading to the museum will operate every 20 minutes from 8:55 a.m. until 4:35 p.m. Buses leaving the museum will operate every 20 minutes from 9:40 a.m. until 6:40 p.m.
 
Sundays
Buses heading to the museum will operate every 20 minutes from approximately 10:35 a.m. until 4:25 p.m. Buses leaving the museum will operate every 20 minutes from approximately 11:10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Buses Detoured Thursday Night Due Halsted Street Bridge Lifts

The Halsted Street Bridge over the south branch of the Chicago River will be closed to all traffic from 8 p.m. until midnight Thursday, March 25, due to trial bridge lifts.
 
Northbound #8 Halsted and #62 Archer buses will travel over their respective routes to Halsted/Archer then will operate via Archer, Canal, Cermak to Halsted and then resume their regular routes north along Halsted. Southbound #8 and #62 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Five Routes Detoured Thursday Night Due to Michigan Avenue Bridge Lifts

The Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River will be closed to all traffic from 10 p.m. Thursday, March 25 until 5 a.m. the following morning due to trial bridge lifts for the upcoming boating season.
 
Northbound #3 King Drive, #146 Marine/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses will operate over their regular routes along Michigan to Wacker then will travel via Wacker, Dearborn, Ohio to Michigan and then resume their regular routes north on Michigan.
 
Southbound #3, #147 and #151 buses will travel over their regular routes along Michigan to Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker to Michigan and then resume their regular routes south on Michigan.
 
Southbound #146 buses will operate over the regular route along Michigan to Ontario then will travel via Ontario, Clark, Wacker to State and then resume the regular route south on State.
 
Eastbound #66 Chicago buses will travel over the regular route along Chicago to Fairbanks then will operate via Fairbanks, Columbus, South Water to Michigan and then resume the regular route south on Michigan. Westbound #66 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Daytime Reroute of Southbound #22 Clark Buses for Bridge Lifts

The Clark Street Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, due to trial bridge lifts.
 
Southbound #22 Clark buses will operate over the regular route along Clark to Kinzie then will travel via Kinzie, LaSalle, Wacker to Clark and then resume the regular route south on Clark. Northbound #22 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

Sewer Construction Work Temporarily Detours #78 Montrose Buses

From 6 a.m. Saturday, March 27 until 4 p.m. Friday, May 14, Montrose Avenue between Paulina and Greenview will be closed to all traffic due to a sewer construction project.
 
Eastbound #78 Montrose buses will travel over the regular route along Montrose to Damen then will operate via Damen, Wilson and then resume the regular route east on Wilson past Clark. Westbound #78 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

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

From 5 a.m. Thursday, April 1 until 4 p.m. Sunday, October 31, the 111th Street Bridge over Interstate 57 (I-57) will be closed to all traffic due to bridge and deck replacement work.
 
Southbound #111 Pullman/111th/115th buses will operate over the regular route along 111th Street to Marshfield then will travel via Marshfield, 112th Place, Hamlet to 111th Street and then resume the regular route east on 111th Street.
 
Northbound #111 buses will travel over the regular route along 111th Street to Throop then will operate via Throop, 107th Street, Vincennes and then resume the regular route south on Vincennes past 111th Street.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Temporary Removal of Bus Stop at 5000 S. Lake Park

Currently in effect until Wednesday, March 31, the northbound mid-block stop at 5000 S. Lake Park Avenue temporarily will be removed from service due to construction work at the nearby Metra station. This stop is served by #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #28 Stony Island and #X28 Stony Island Express buses.
 

Temporary Changes to Bus Stops near Sheridan/Foster

Currently in effect until Wednesday, March 31, 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.
 

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 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 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.
 

Temporary Relocation of #93 California/Dodge Bus Stop

Currently in effect until Thursday, May 27, the southbound curb 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 Relocation of Bus Stop on LaSalle between Lake and Wacker

Due to construction work the northbound mid-block stop on LaSalle between Lake and (upper) Wacker has been removed from service until Friday, June 18. This stop is served by #134 Stockton/LaSalle Express, #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express, #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express and #156 LaSalle buses.
 

#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 temporarily have been removed from service due rehabilitation work on the Lawrence Avenue viaduct.
 

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 Saturday, May 1, 2010.
 

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 temporarily will be removed from service due to nearby construction. Customers may board and exit eastbound #126 buses from either Jackson/Morgan or Jackson/Peoria.
 
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