August 23, 2001

Overnight Sewer Cleaning Affects Blue Line Subway August 24-25 Sewer cleaning in the Blue Line subway will require trains on the O'Hare branch to use a single track while serving the Grand, Chicago and Division stations from 11 p.m. until 8 a.m. August 24-25. Trains will operate at least 20 minutes apart in each direction. Blue Line customers should allow extra travel time for their trips.

Greektown Festival Detours Buses off Halsted at Madison August 25-26The Taste of Greece Festival will close Halsted between Madison and Van Buren all day Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26. #8 Halsted buses will be detoured north off Halsted via Harrison, Jefferson and Madison back to Halsted, and south via Washington, Clinton and Harrison to Halsted. #126 Jackson buses will operate west via Van Buren, Clinton, Harrison and Morgan back to Van Buren. Eastbound buses will use Jackson, Morgan, Harrison and Jefferson to Jackson.

Mrs. T. Chicago Triathlon Detours Buses off Columbus Drive SundayColumbus Drive will be closed to traffic from Roosevelt to Randolph throughout the day Sunday, August 26, until at least 5 p.m. for the Chicago Triathlon. During this period, buses on the #6 Jeffery Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #130 Grant Park Treasures and #146 Marine/Michigan Express routes will use Michigan instead of Columbus between Balbo and Roosevelt.

Maintenance Work Closes Washington Street Bridge Sunday, August 26The Washington Street Bridge will be closed for maintenance work Sunday, August 26, from 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., detouring #20 Madison, #56 Milwaukee and #124 Navy Pier Express buses off Washington via Canal, Lake and Wacker back to Washington.

Wacker Drive Project Changes Affect 12 Bus Routes Starting August 27See attached press release or check CTA's website at www.transitchicago.com for bus routing changes resulting from the closing of the Dearborn and Wells Street bridges and the reopening of LaSalle Street at Wacker Drive.

Bridge Work Detours Buses off North Avenue at Midday August 27 - 31 Construction work on the North Avenue Bridge will detour #72 North buses between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily from Monday, August 27, through Friday, August 31, via Clybourn, Cortland and Elston to North in both directions.

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