EVENTS AFFECTING CTA SERVICE BEGINNING THE WEEKEND OF MAY 30 – JUNE 1

May 29, 2003
5/29/03

Additional Service Provided for Blues FestExtra CTA buses and longer trains will serve music lovers attending the annual Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park now through Sunday, June 1. Performances will be held daily from about 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from noon until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, mainly in the Petrillo Music Shell at Jackson and Columbus Drives.

At the end of each evening's performance, extra buses on the #146 Marine/Michigan and #151 Sheridan routes will await riders northbound on Michigan between Jackson and Adams. Customers can board #6 Jeffery Express buses, which operate until 12:30 a.m. nightly, at their regular stops along the route southbound via State, Congress, Michigan and Roosevelt.

May Festival Closes Streets in the Lincoln Square NeighborhoodLeland will be closed between Lincoln and Western; and Lincoln will be closed between Leland and Wilson for Lincoln Square's annual May Festival through midnight Monday morning, June 2.

#11 Lincoln buses will operate in both directions via Western, Wilson and back to Lincoln and then resume the regular route.

#49B North Western buses will operate in both directions via Western, Montrose, Lincoln, Wilson and back to Western then resume the regular route.

Sewer Construction Closes 67th Street SaturdaySewer construction will close 67th Street between Oglesby and South Shore Drive on Saturday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. #27 South Deering buses will operate in both directions via South Shore Drive, Marquette, Jeffery, 67th then resume the regular route.

#67 67th/69th/71st buses will operate in both directions via Jeffery, Marquette, Commodore Whalen Drive, to LaRabida Hospital where they will turn and make the reverse trip.

Central Park and California Closed for Rehab of the Cermak (Douglas) Branch of the Blue Line Central Park will be closed from Ogden to 21st Street from 7 a.m. Saturday, May 31 until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1. #82 Kimball/Homan buses will bererouted in both directions via Cermak, Kedzie, 16th to Central Park then resume the regular route.

California will be closed this weekend and next between Cermak and 16th Street from 6 a.m. Saturday until midnight Monday morning. #94 South California buses will operate in both directions via Cermak, Marshall, Sacramento and Ogden then resume the regular route.

Helicopter Lift Closes Grand Sunday MorningStreet closures due to a helicopter lift at 55 East Grand will result in bus reroutes on Sunday, June 1 from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. Northbound #29 State and eastbound #65 Grand buses will be rerouted via Ohio, St. Clair and back to Illinois then resume the regular route. Southbound #29 buses will operate via Grand, St. Clair, Ontario to State then resume the regular route.

Westbound #65 buses will operate via Grand, St. Clair, Ontario, State and back to Grand then resume the regular route.

103rd Street Closed Weekdays from St. Lawrence to Cottage Grove until June 12Construction has closed 103rd Street eastbound only from St. Lawrence to Cottage Grove. Closures are in effect weekdays only from 9 a.m. until4 p.m. Eastbound #106 East 103rd buses are operating via King Drive, 107th, Cottage Grove to 103rd then resuming the regular route.

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