Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of September 4-6

September 4, 2009

NOTE: All CTA bus and rail service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

 

Blue Line – Slow Zone Work

No Construction Work in Dearborn Subway this Weekend

CTA’s Blue Line will operate over its normal route through the Dearborn Subway this weekend. 
 
Construction work in the Dearborn Subway is scheduled to resume next weekend. 
 

Trains Undergo Late Night Single Track Next Week at the Kedzie-Homan Station

A late night single track will be in effect for westbound Blue Line trains at the Kedzie-Homan station on the Forest Park branch from 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 9 until 4 a.m. the following morning and then again from 9 p.m. Thursday, September 10 until 4 a.m. the following morning.
 
Westbound Blue Line customers at the Kedzie-Homan station 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 – Slow Zone Work

Red Line Trains Rerouted at Sheridan

A daytime reroute will be in effect for Red Line trains operating in both directions at the Sheridan station from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, while crews replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.
 
During this time, northbound and southbound Red Line trains will operate on the Purple Express tracks. Customers at the Sheridan station must board and exit trains from the outer platforms instead of the inner platforms.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
  
Next Week
Work to reduce slow zones near the Sheridan Red Line station continues next week resulting in a reroute of northbound and southbound trains from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 11.
 
During these times, northbound and southbound Red Line trains will operate on the Purple Express tracks. Customers at the Sheridan station must board and exit trains from the outer platforms instead of the inner platforms.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Early Wednesday Morning Single Track in the Dearborn Subway

Southbound Blue Line trains will undergo an early morning single track from 1:30 a.m. until 4 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, due to the delivery of equipment needed for an escalator replacement project.  
 
Southbound Blue Line customers at the Clark/Lake, Washington, Monroe and Jackson 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.
 

Red Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Late Night Single Track in Effect between the Roosevelt and Grand Stations

Due to work associated with the escalator installation at the Harrison station, a late night single track will be in effect for northbound Red Line trains between the Roosevelt and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Tuesday, September 8 until 1:30 a.m. the following morning.
 
Northbound Red Line customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake 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.
 

Red Line’s Harrison Street Entrance Reopens Wednesday Morning

On Wednesday, September 9 at approximately 4 a.m., the Harrison Street entrance to the Harrison Red Line station will reopen. The entrance was temporarily closed in May to allow crews to replace the escalator that connects the mezzanine to the platform.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

CTA Reminds Customers of Upcoming Service Changes

Beginning Sunday, September 6, several changes will be made to select bus routes as part of the CTA’s continuing efforts to improve service and operate efficiently.
 
Changes to weekday services will begin at the start of service on Tuesday, September 8, due to the Labor Day holiday.
 
Multiple bus routes will have new schedules in effect. Most routes continue to have the same frequency and span of service, but arrival times may change by up to a few minutes.
 
(see separate release for details)
 

Partial Closure of Michigan Avenue Detours 15 Bus Routes Next Week

Fifteen downtown CTA bus routes temporarily will be rerouted due to the closure of Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Ohio Street for the taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show. The reroutes are in effect from Sunday, September 6 at 10 p.m. until approximately 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9. 
 
CTA recommends that customers traveling in the Michigan Avenue corridor allow extra travel time. The Red Line offers a convenient, nearby alternative to bus service.
 
(see separate release for details)
 

Relocation of #62 Archer Bus Stop

Currently in effect until Friday, October 2, the northbound near side stop at Archer/Kildare served by #62 Archer buses will be relocated to a far side stop due to construction.
 

Four Routes Detoured for the Taste of Polonia Festival

Currently in effect until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, Lipps Avenue between Lawrence and Veterans will be closed to all traffic due to the Taste of Polonia Festival.
 
Northbound #X54 Cicero Express and westbound #81 Lawrence buses will travel over their regular routes along Lawrence past Lipps to Linder then will operate via Linder, Gale to Milwaukee and continue southeast on Milwaukee to the Jefferson Park bus terminal. Southbound #X54 and eastbound #81 buses will travel over their regular routes.
 
Eastbound #81W West Lawrence and #91 Austin buses will operate over their regular routes along Lawrence to Linder then will travel via Linder, Gale to Milwaukee and continue southeast on Milwaukee into the Jefferson Park bus terminal. Westbound #81W and southbound #91 buses will travel over their regular routes.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Halsted/16th Street

Currently in effect until Tuesday, September 8, the northbound near side stop at Halsted/16th Street will be temporarily relocated approximately 50 feet south due to the construction and erection of a canopy. This stop is served by #8 Halsted, #18 16th/18th and #N62 Archer (Night Owl) buses.
 

New Bus Stop Added Along the #63 63rd Route

Effective at the start of service on Sunday, September 6, westbound #63 63rd buses will begin serving the near side stop at Stony Island/64th Street. This stop is currently served by #6 Jackson Park Express, #15 Jeffery Local, #28 Stony Island and #X28 Stony Island Express buses.
 

Central American Parade Detours #78 Montrose Buses on Sunday

From 10 a.m. until noon on Sunday, September 6, Montrose Avenue will be closed between Western and Kimball due to the Central American Parade.
 
Westbound #78 Montrose buses will travel over the regular route along Montrose to Western then will travel via Western, Irving Park, Kimball to Montrose and then resume the regular route. Eastbound #78 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Sewer Repair Work Detours Three Routes Along 75th Street between King Drive and Indiana

From 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 8 until 5 p.m. Sunday, September 20, the intersection of 75th Street/King Drive as well as 75th Street between King Drive and Indiana, will be closed to all traffic due to sewer construction work.
 
Northbound #3 King Drive and #X3 King Drive Express buses will operate over their regular routes along King Drive to 76th Street then will travel via 76th Street, Michigan, 73rd Street to King Drive and then resume their regular routes.
 
Southbound #3 and #X3 buses will travel over their regular routes along King Drive to 73rd Street then will operate via 73rd Street, Indiana, 76th Street to King Drive and then resume the regular route.
 
Eastbound #75 74th/75th buses will operate over the regular route along 75th Street to Indiana then will travel via Indiana, 76th Street, St. Lawrence to 75th and then resume the regular route.
 
Westbound #75 buses will travel over the regular route along 75th Street to Lawrence then will operate via Lawrence, 73rd Street, Indiana to 75th Street and then resume the regular route.
 

German American Festival Detours #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick and #49B North Western Buses

From 10 a.m. Thursday, September 10 until noon on Monday, September 14, Leland Avenue between Lincoln and Western will be closed to all traffic for the German American Festival.
 
Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses will operate over the regular route along Western past Leland to Western then will travel via Western, Montrose to Lincoln and then resume the regular route. Northbound #11 buses will travel the reverse route.
 
Southbound #49B North Western buses will travel over the regular route along Western past Leland to Montrose then will operate via Montrose, Lincoln, Wilson to the Western Brown Line station. Northbound #49B buses will travel over the regular route. 
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Bus Stop at Clark/Lake Temporarily Relocated

Until further notice, the southbound stop at Clark/Lake will be relocated approximately 100 feet south to a mid-block stop on Clark between Lake and Randolph due to façade repair work at the James R. Thompson Center. This stop is served by #22 Clark and #24 Wentworth buses.
 

Construction Temporarily Detours #86 Narragansett/Ridgeland Buses

Due to construction work at the northeast corner of South Boulevard and Ridgeland, southbound #86 Narragansett/Ridgeland buses are temporarily detoured on weekdays only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. until further notice.
 
Southbound #86 buses will operate over the regular route along Lake Street past Lombard to Austin then will travel via Austin, Washington, Ridgeland to the intersection of Ridgeland/South Boulevard and will make a near side service stop before beginning northbound service. Northbound #86 buses will continue north on Ridgeland over the regular route.
 

#75 74th/75th Bus Stop Changes

Due to sewer construction work, the eastbound and westbound bus stops at 75th Street/Indiana, served by #75 74th/75th buses, will be temporarily removed from service until further notice.
 
Eastbound customers can board and exit #75 buses from the near side stops at 75th Street/Prairie or 75th Street/Michigan.
 
Westbound customers can board and exit #75 buses from the near side stops at 75th Street/Michigan or 75th Street/Prairie.
 

#24 Wentworth Buses Rerouted on Vincennes Avenue

Vincennes Avenue between 83rd Street and 84th Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic for bridge replacement work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily until Friday, September 18.
 
Northbound #24 buses will travel over the regular route to 87th Street/Vincennes then will operate northeast on Vincennes, Summit, Halsted, 81st Street to Vincennes and then resume the regular route. Southbound buses will operate the reverse route.
 

Westbound Lanes of Division Street Bridge Closed for Repairs

The westbound lanes of the Division Street Bridge over the north branch of the Chicago River, between Halsted and Hooker, are closed to all traffic until 5 p.m. Friday, September 18, due to repair work.
 
Westbound #70 Division buses will operate over the regular route along Division to Larrabee then will travel via Larrabee, Chicago, Milwaukee, Elston to Division and then resume the regular route. Eastbound #70 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 
Southbound #132 Goose Island Express buses will travel over the regular route along Halsted past Division to North Branch Street then will operate via North Branch, Cherry to Division and then resume the regular route. Northbound #132 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

Temporary Bus Stop Changes Due to Street Repairs on Fullerton

Currently in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, the following changes have been made to bus stops currently served by #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick and #74 Fullerton buses due to street reconstruction work near the Fullerton Red/Brown/Purple line station:
 
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
  • Fullerton Avenue/CTA Station: the far side stop in front of the station house served by southbound #11 buses has been relocated to a mid-block stop on Sheffield between Montana and Fullerton.
  • Fullerton/Sheffield: the near side stop served by northbound #11 buses has been relocated to a mid-block stop on Sheffield between Fullerton and Montana.
 
#74 Fullerton
  • Fullerton Avenue/CTA Station: the far side stop in front of the station house served by eastbound #74 buses has been relocated to a near side stop on Fullerton at Sheffield.
  • Fullerton/Sheffield: the near side stop served by westbound #74 buses has been relocated to a far side stop.
 

Reroute for Northbound #86 Narragansett/Ridgeland Buses

Currently in effect until 5 a.m. Monday, September 28, northbound #86 Narragansett/Ridgeland buses will be detoured due to street repairs at the intersection of Montrose/Narragansett. As a result of this detour, northbound #86 buses will not make stops on the Wright College Campus.
 
Northbound #86 buses will travel over the regular route along Narragansett past Wright College Drive to Montrose where they will make a near side service stop. From Narragansett/Montrose, buses will continue north along Narragansett over the regular route. Southbound #86 buses will travel over the regular route.
 

Temporary Relocation of #8 Halsted Bus Stop

The southbound far side stop at Halsted/North Branch served by #8 Halsted buses temporarily will be relocated to a near side stop until Thursday, October 1. This bus stop is being relocated due to a traffic signal installation project.
 

Temporary Change in Routing for #60 Blue Island/26th Buses

Currently in effect until 5 p.m. Friday, October 16, eastbound #60 Blue Island/26th buses only will travel to Randolph/Field, instead of Randolph/Harbor, before turning to begin westbound service. This change in routing is due to reconstruction of a nearby driveway. Westbound #60 buses will travel over the regular route.
 

Bridge Reconstruction Work Detours Westbound #96 Lunt Buses

Currently in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, October 26, Touhy Avenue will be closed between Kedzie and McCormick due to bridge reconstruction work. 
 
Westbound #96 Lunt buses will travel over the regular route along Touhy to Kedzie then will operate via Kedzie, Howard to McCormick and then will resume the regular route south of Touhy. Eastbound #96 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

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

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, 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. 
 

Buses Rerouted Due to Construction on Milwaukee Avenue

Eastbound #81W West Lawrence and northbound #91 Austin buses will be rerouted until Monday, November 30, due to construction on Milwaukee Avenue between Gale and Montrose.
 
Eastbound #81W West Lawrence and northbound #91 Austin buses will travel over their regular routes to Lawrence/Milwaukee to a far side stop then will continue eastbound on Lawrence to Lipps, heading north on Lipps to enter the Jefferson Park bus terminal.
 
Westbound #81W and southbound #91 buses are not affected and will travel along their regular routes.
 

Reconstruction of LaSalle Street Bridge Detours Northbound #24 Wentworth Buses

LaSalle Street between 28th and 26th streets will be closed to all traffic until early-January 2010, due to the reconstruction of the LaSalle Street Bridge. Northbound #24 Wentworth buses will operate over the regular route along LaSalle to 31st Street then will travel via 31st Street, State, 26th Street to Wentworth and then resume the regular route. Southbound #24 buses will travel over the regular route.
 

Changes to #24 Wentworth Bus Stops

Due to the reconstruction of the LaSalle Street Bridge, the following changes will be made to bus stops served by #24 Wentworth buses:
 
  • LaSalle/31st Street: the northbound far side stop will be relocated to a near side stop.
  • Wentworth/26th Street: the northbound near side stop will be relocated to a westbound near side stop at 26th Street/Wentworth.
 

Lane Restrictions near State and Grand Detour #29 State and #65 Grand 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 will be detoured to adjacent streets. These changes in service are expected to remain in place until April 2010.
 
Southbound #29 State buses will operate over the regular route along Grand past State to Clark then will travel via Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route.
 
Northbound #29 buses will be able to travel on the remaining open lane along State and will operate over its regular route. 
 
Southbound #36 Broadway buses will travel over the regular route along State to Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will operate over the regular route along Dearborn past Illinois to Ohio then will travel via Ohio to State and then resume the regular route.
 

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 2010. 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)
 
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