July 27, 1999

Extra service will be available on three CTA bus routes for visitors to the Fiesta Del Sol festival Thursday, July 29, through Sunday, August 1. Another bus route will make special stops for the festival over the weekend. During this period, the destination signs on buses on all four routes will read "Fiesta Del Sol."

Festival activities are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Events will be ongoing until 10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Throughout the festival, Cermak Road will be closed between Morgan (1000 West) and Throop (1300 West), and CTA's #21 Cermak and X21 Cermak Express buses will be detoured from Cermak to 21st Street in the same area.

To serve festival visitors, buses on the #18 16th/18th route will continue operating east and west on 18th Street from Racine until 10:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, and until 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

CTA's X21 Cermak Express buses, which operate on weekends only, will stop for Fiesta Del Sol on Throop at Cermak, on 21st at Racine, and on Cermak at Morgan both Saturday and Sunday.

Toward the end of each evening's activities, extra buses on the #21 Cermak local route will await riders westbound on 21st at Racine for trips west to 54th Avenue in Cicero.

Customers taking CTA's #60 Blue Island/26th buses to the festival will be encouraged to alight at Cermak and Laflin (1500 West) and walk east to Throop. As festival activities wind down each evening, extra buses on the #60 route will await riders southbound on Laflin at Cermak for trips west to Cicero at 24th Place.

For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes).

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