September 5, 2002

German American Festival Closes Lincoln at Leland Over the WeekendThe German American Festival will be held at Lincoln Square, on Lincoln near Lawrence and Western over the weekend of September 6 ? 8, closing Leland between Lincoln and Western from about noon Thursday, September 5, until noon Monday, September 9. During this period #11 Lincoln buses will be detoured in both directions via Western and Montrose to Lincoln. #49B North Western buses will end their southbound trips via Western, Montrose, Lincoln and Wilson back to Western before starting new trips north.

Track Work Affects North End of Red Line Saturday and Sunday MorningTrack maintenance work at the north end of the Red Line will require northbound trains to use the Purple Line Express track from 4 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 7 ? 8, bypassing certain stations. Customers making northbound trips to Loyola, Morse or Jarvis Saturday morning should travel to Howard and change to a southbound train to reach their stops. Customers starting trips north from those stations should board a southbound train and change at Granville to go back north. On Sunday morning the bypassed stations will be Bryn Mawr, Thorndale and Granville. Customers can ride to Loyola and change to a southbound train to reach stations bypassed northbound or board a southbound train at one of the stations and exit at Berwyn to continue trips north.

Gospel Fest Closes Homan at Washington Saturday, September 7The Faith Truth and Deliverance Gospel Fest will close Homan between Washington and Lake Saturday, September 7 from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.#82 Kimball/Homan buses will be detoured off Homan via Madison, Kedzie and Chicago back to Homan in both directions.

Parades Close Columbus at Balbo Saturday Through Mid-AfternoonColumbus will be closed from about 9:30 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 7, while participants assemble for two parades that will proceed north on Columbus from Balbo to Monroe. The Von Steuben German Day parade will kick off at 10:30 a.m. and the Mexican Independence Day parade will start at noon. #6 Jeffery Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry and #146 Marine/Michigan Express buses will use Michigan instead of Columbus between Balbo and Roosevelt before returning to their regular routes.

Back to School Parade Closes Michigan and 111th at Midday SaturdayAlderman Beale's Fourth Annual Back to School Parade will close Michigan between 111th and 127th and 111th between Michigan and King Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. #34 South Michigan buses will be detoured in both directions via 107th, State and 127th back to the regular route. #111 Pullman/111th/115th buses will operate in both directions via 111th, State, 107th and King back to 111th. #119 Michigan/119th buses will be detoured off Michigan via 107th and State to 119th.

Track Work Affects Blue Line West of LaSalle Saturday and Sunday NightsTrack work will require Blue Line trains to use a single track while serving the stations at LaSalle, Clinton and Halsted from 9 p.m. Saturday, September 7 until 7 a.m. Sunday, September 8. From 8 p.m. Sunday until 3:30 a.m. Monday, the single track zone will affect the stations at Racine and the Medical Center.

Service Near Jackson and Washington Parks Affected By Marathon Sunday The 6th Annual Chicago Half Marathon will follow a course through Jackson Park and along the Midway to Washington Park and back Sunday morning from about 7:30 a.m. until about noon. Buses that operate in this area may be delayed briefly while runners pass through, but will not be detoured. The affected routes include #3 King Drive, #4 Cottage Grove, #6 Jeffery Express, #27 South Deering, #28 Stony Island, #55 Garfield, #63 63rd and #67 67th/69th/71st.

Central American Parade Closes Montrose at California Midday SundayThe Central American Parade will close Montrose between California and Kimball Sunday, September 8 from noon until about 2 p.m. #78 Montrose buses will be detoured off Montrose in both directions via California, Irving Park and Kimball back to Montrose.

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