May 8, 2003

Helicopter Lift Closes One Block of Polk Saturday MorningPolk will be closed between Ogden and Damen from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. for a helicopter lift at the V.A. Hospital at 820 South Damen. #X21 Cermak Express buses will detour one block via Damen, Ogden, Taylor and back to Damen over the regular route.

Three Bus Routes Resume Weekend Service to Beaches SaturdayThree CTA bus routes will have extended weekend service to some of Chicago's lakefront beaches beginning Saturday, May 10 through Sunday, September 28. Weekday service will be added Monday, June 23 and runs until Friday, August 29.

Buses on the #63 63rd route will operate to the 63rd Street Beach at Hayes and Lake Shore Drives. Beach hours are from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. At other times, when the beach is closed, #63 buses will use the terminal at 63rd/Stony Island.

On the #72 North route buses will serve North Avenue Beach on the lakefront at LaSalle Drive from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. When the beach is closed, #72 North buses use the terminal at North and Clark.

Further north, the #78 Montrose route provides service to the Montrose Avenue Beach.

Weekend Service to Grant Park Museums Resumes SaturdayWeekend/holiday service on the #130 Grant Park Treasures bus route between Ogilive Transportation Center (North Western Station), Union Station and the downtown lakefront museums will resume Saturday, May 10 and run through Labor Day, September 1. #130 buses will leave westbound on Madison from the Ogilvie Transportation Center every 15 minutes beginning at 9:35 a.m. on Saturdays and at 10:35 a.m. on Sundays/holidays. After stopping at Union Station on Jackson at Canal, #130 buses will operate via Jackson, State, Congress, Michigan, Balbo and Columbus to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. Return trips from the planetarium to the rail stations run until 6:05 p.m.

Damen and Kedzie Closed for Rehab of the Cermak (Douglas) Branch of the Blue Line Damen and Kedzie will be closed between Cullerton and 21st Street due to the ongoing renovation of the Blue Line. #50 Damen buses will be rerouted northbound via Cermak, Ashland and 18th Street in both directions. Damen is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 12.

#52 Kedzie/California buses will operate in both directions via Kedzie, Cermak, Marshall, Sacramento and Ogden back to Kedzie to resume the regular route. Kedzie is expected to reopen by 12 a.m. Monday, May 12.

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. until 4 p.m. Eastbound #106 East 103rd buses are operating via King Drive to 107th, to Cottage Grove to 103rd to resume the regular route.

Y-Me Race Closes Balbo and Congress Sunday MorningBalbo between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive and Congress Parkway between Wabash and Columbus will be closed from 4 a.m. until noon. #3 King Drive, #4 Cottage Grove, #6 Jeffrey Express and #130 Grant Park Treasures buses will be rerouted northbound as needed via State, Congress, Michigan and then resume the regular route. #146 Marine/Michigan Express will travel northbound on State Street. #126 Jackson buses will operate east via Jackson, Michigan and Adams then resume the regular route.

Helicopter Lift Closes Jackson Sunday MorningJackson will be closed between Jefferson and Canal from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. for a helicopter lift. #126 Jackson will be rerouted eastbound via Des Plaines, Van Buren, Canal, Jackson and then resume the regular route.

Sewer Construction Closes Damen Damen will be closed southbound only between Wilson and Montrose from 9 a.m. Monday, May 12 until 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. Southbound #50 Damen buses will operate via Damen, Lawrence, Ashland, Montrose, Damen and then resume the regular route.

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