EVENTS AFFECTING CTA SERVICE BEGINNING THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 17 – 19

October 16, 2003
10/16/03

Local Lanes of Western Avenue Closed for Repaving FridayThe local lanes of Western will be closed for repaving at Belmont from 7 a.m. until noon on Friday. #49 Western and #X49 Western Express buses will operate in both directions via the Western overpass over Belmont, then resume the regular route on Western. Customers should board buses at Roscoe at the north end of the overpass or at Nelson at the south end.

35th Street Closed at LaSalle for Viaduct Construction Beginning Friday35th Street will be closed at LaSalle for construction of a Metra Rock Island viaduct from 7 a.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 21. The same closure will be in effect again from 7 a.m. Tuesday, October 28 until 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 29. Eastbound #35 35th buses will operate via LaSalle, 33rd, State, back to 35th then resume the regular route. Westbound #35 buses will operate via State, 39th, LaSalle, back to 35th then resume the regular route.

87th Street Closes for Railroad Crossing Construction Beginning Friday87th Street will be closed between Baltimore and Burley from 9 a.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Thursday, October 23 while the Metra Electric crossing is rebuilt. #87 87th buses will operate in both directions via Houston, 90th, Buffalo, back to 87th then resume the regular route.

Illinois Street Closes for Construction Beginning MondayIllinois will be closed between Lower Michigan and Columbus from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Monday, October 20 until Friday, October 24. Eastbound #2 Hyde Park Express, #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago, #120 Northwestern/ Wacker Express, #121 Union/Wacker Express and #124 Navy Pier buses will operate via Lower Michigan, North Water, New, back to Illinois then resume the regular route.

47th Street Closed at LaSalle for Viaduct Construction47th Street is closed at LaSalle for construction of a Metra viaduct until Tuesday, October 28. Eastbound #47 47th buses will operate via Wentworth, 51st, State, back to 47th then resume the regular route. Westbound #47 buses will operate via State, 51st, LaSalle, back to 47th then resume the regular route.

Eastbound #43 43rd buses will operate via Wentworth, 51st, State, back to 43rd then resume the regular route. Westbound #43 buses will operate via State, 51st, Wentworth/LaSalle, Root, Wentworth, back to 43rd then resume the regular route.

Orleans Bridge Closed Intermittently for PaintingThe Orleans bridge over the Chicago River is closed for painting from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. until Wednesday, October 29. This closure will affect some northbound morning and afternoon rush period trips on the #37 Sedgwick/Ogden and #125 Water Tower Express bus routes. Affected trips will operate via Wacker, LaSalle, Hubbard, back to Orleans then resume the regular route.

Central Closed for One Year Central is closed between Bloomingdale and Palmer for viaduct rehabilitation that is expected to last approximately one year. #85 Central buses will operate in both directions via North, Laramie, Grand, lower level of Central, Palmer, back to Central then resume the regular route.

Ashland Bridge Closed for One Year The Ashland Avenue bridge over the south branch of the Chicago River is closed for a rehabilitation project that is expected to last approximately one year. #9 Ashland and #168 UIC/Pilsen Express buses will operate in both directions via Archer, Loomis, Cermak, back to Ashland then resume the regular route.

69th Street Closed for Construction until Mid-NovemberOngoing construction has closed 69th Street between Wentworth and Halsted in both directions lasting until mid-November. #67 67th/69th/71st buses will operate eastbound via Halsted, Marquette, Lafayette, back to 69th then resume the regular route. Westbound #67 buses will operate via Lafayette, Vincennes, 71st, Wentworth, Marquette, Halsted, back to 69th then resume the regular route.

Damen Closed for Sewer Work Damen is closed for sewer main construction between Schiller and Potomac until Monday, October 20. #50 Damen buses will operate in both directions via Division, Western, North, back to Damen then resume the regular route.

For details about CTA routes and schedules, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit www.transitchicago.com.

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