Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of February 9 - 11

February 8, 2007
02/08/07

CTA Buses Serve Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place February 9 Through February 18

CTA bus routes will provide service to the 2007 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place North and South from Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 18 during all hours the show is open.

Two existing CTA bus routes ? the #3 King Drive and #21 Cermak ? provide direct service to McCormick Place. #3 King Drive buses serve McCormick Place from North Michigan Avenue and the South Side every seven to 15 minutes. #21 buses serve the West Side operating to McCormick Place from North Riverside Park Mall every 10 to 15 minutes, and 20 minutes later on weekday evenings and Sunday evenings. Red Line customers can transfer to #21 Cermak buses at the Cermak-Chinatown station.

In addition, CTA will operate a special Auto Show bus route that will provide convenient connections to CTA's Loop rail service as well as Metra service at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and LaSalle Street station.

(See separate press release for details)

Michigan Avenue Bridge Closes at Wacker Drive for Maintenance Overnight

The Michigan Avenue bridge will be closed at Wacker Drive from 11 p.m. Thursday until 5:30 a.m. Friday on February 8, 15 and 22. During these hours, northbound #3 King Drive, #146 Marine/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses will operate via Michigan, Wacker, State, Ohio, back to Michigan, then resume their regular routes.

Southbound #3, #146, #147 and #151 buses will operate via Michigan, Ontario, State, Wacker, back to Michigan, then resume their regular routes. #146 buses will continue south on State from Wacker, then resume their regular route.

#N66 Chicago buses will operate in both directions via Chicago, Fairbanks, Columbus, Southwater and Michigan, then resume the regular route.

Late Night Single Track in Effect in Red Line State Street Subway for Maintenance Work Friday and Saturday

A single track will be in effect between the Roosevelt and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Friday, February 9 until 6 a.m. Saturday, February 10 and again in the same location, during the same hours Saturday night. During the Friday night single track, all customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board on the east side of the platform. During the Saturday night single track, all customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board on the west side of the platform.

Michigan Avenue Closes Over Weekend

Michigan Avenue will be closed between Balbo and Harrison from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, February 10 and from 6 a.m. until noon Sunday, February 11. Northbound #3 King Drive, #4 Cottage Grove and #6 Jackson Park Express buses will operate via Michigan, Balbo, State, Harrison, back to Michigan, then resume their regular routes.

Southbound #10 Museum of Science & Industry and #14 Jeffery Express buses will operate via Michigan, Harrison, State, Balbo, back to Michigan, then resume their regular routes.

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