Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of March 5-7

March 4, 2010

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Northbound Trains Undergo Late Night Single Track between Grand and Division

A late night single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains between the Grand and Division stations in the Dearborn subway from 10 p.m. Saturday, March 6 until 7 a.m. the following morning, due to sewer cleaning in the subway.
 
Northbound Blue Line customers at the Grand, Chicago and Division 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.
 

Early Monday Morning Single Track between Belmont and Addison on the O’Hare Branch

Due to track maintenance, northbound Blue Line trains on the O’Hare branch will undergo an early morning single track between the Belmont and Addison stations from 1 a.m. until 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning, March 8.
 
During this time, northbound Blue Line customers at the Belmont and Addison 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.
 

Late Night Single Track in Effect for Westbound Trains at Pulaski and Cicero

Westbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the Pulaski and Cicero stations from 9 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, March 8 through Friday morning, March 12, due to work associated with the signal renewal project.
 
During these times, westbound Blue Line customers at the Pulaski and Cicero 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 – Other Events Affecting Service

Late Night Single Track in Effect at North/Clybourn Due to Subway Sewer Cleaning

A late night single track will be in effect for northbound Red Line trains at the North/Clybourn station from 10 p.m. Sunday, March 7 until 4 a.m. the following morning, due to sewer cleaning in the subway.
 
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.
 
Next Week – Southbound
From 11 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, March 8 through Friday morning, March 12, southbound Red Line trains will undergo a late night single track at the North/Clybourn station due to subway sewer cleaning.
 
During these times, southbound Red Line customers at the North/Clybourn station must board and exit trains from the northbound 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 6 at 7 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks versus Bulls
  • Sunday, March 7 at 11:30 a.m. – Detroit Red Wings versus Blackhawks
  • Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. – Utah Jazz versus Bulls
  • Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings versus Blackhawks
  • Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. – MUSE concert
 
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.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

#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.
 

Southbound #29 State Bus Stop at State/Pershing Temporarily Eliminated

Currently in effect, the southbound far side stop at State/Pershing served by #29 State buses temporarily has been removed from service due to an underground construction project. This bus stop is expected to be returned to service on Friday, June 1, 2011.
 

Three Routes Temporarily Detoured Due to State Street Bridge Lifts on Friday

The State Street Bridge over the main branch of the Chicago River will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 5, due to trial bridge lifts.
 
Northbound #29 State buses will travel over the regular route along State to Wacker then will operate via Wacker, Dearborn, Kinzie to State and then resume the regular route. Southbound #29 buses will operate via State, Kinzie, Clark, Wacker to State and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound #36 Broadway buses will travel over the regular route along State to Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker to State and then will resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 
Northbound #62 Archer buses will operate over the regular route to Kinzie/State before turning to begin southbound service. Southbound #62 buses will travel along State to Hubbard then will operate via Hubbard, Clark, Wacker to State and then resume the regular route.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

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

The southbound curb lane of Van Buren between Wells and Franklin temporarily has been closed until Friday, March 5, due to a water main installation project.
 
Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses are traveling over the regular route along Wells to Adams then operating via Adams, Wacker to Van Buren and resuming the regular route. Northbound #11 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

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

Southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express buses temporarily have been rerouted from the area of Van Buren/Wells until Friday, March 5, due to construction.
 
Southbound #36 and #145 buses are traveling over their regular routes along Van Buren Street to Clark then operating via Clark, Congress, Wells to Harrison before turning to begin northbound service. Northbound #36 and #145 buses are traveling east along Harrison over the regular route.
 

#53A South Pulaski Bus Stop at Pulaski/82nd Street Temporarily Relocated

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 temporarily has been relocated to a near side stop at Pulaski/82nd Place, due to a nearby sewer construction project.
 

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 are operating over the regular route along LaSalle to 31st Street then traveling via 31st Street, State, 26th Street to Wentworth and resuming the regular route. Southbound #24 buses are not affected and are traveling 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 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.
 

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. 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 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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