Fifteen Downtown Bus Routes to be Temporarily Rerouted Next Week

September 1, 2009

 

Fifteen downtown CTA bus routes temporarily will be rerouted due to the closure of Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Ohio Street for the taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show. The reroutes are in effect from Sunday, September 6 at 10 p.m. until approximately 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9. 
 
CTA recommends that customers traveling in the Michigan Avenue corridor allow extra travel time. The Red Line offers a convenient, nearby alternative to bus service.
 
The reroutes are as follows:
 

Weekends and Weekdays

#3 King Drive

Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to Michigan/Madison then will operate via Madison, Dearborn, Ohio to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound buses will operate over the regular route to Michigan/Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Washington to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 

#10 Museum of Science & Industry

Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to State/Lake, then will continue on State and operate via Wacker, Dearborn, Ohio to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound #10 buses will travel over the regular route to Michigan/Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker to State and then resume the regular route. (Updated 09/03/09)
 

#151 Sheridan

Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to State/Washington then will travel past Washington and operate via State, Wacker, Dearborn, Ohio to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound buses will travel over the regular route to Michigan/Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker, State, Washington to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 

Weekdays Only

#157 Streeterville/Taylor*

Northbound buses will operate via Washington to State then will continue past Washington and will operate via State, Wacker, Dearborn, Ohio to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound #157 buses will travel over the regular route to Ontario/Michigan then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker, State, Madison and then resume the regular route.
 
(*newly renamed route will begin as part of service enhancements on September 6)

Weekday Rush Periods Only

#2 Hyde Park Express

Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to State/Lake then will proceed past Lake and operate via State, Wacker, Dearborn, Ohio then continue east on Ohio and resume the regular route.
 
Southbound #2 buses will travel over the regular route to Ontario/Michigan then will travel past Michigan and operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker to State and resume the regular route.
 

#X3 King Drive Express, #X4 Cottage Grove Express, #26 South Shore Express and #143 Stockton/Michigan Express

Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to Michigan/Madison then will operate via Madison, Dearborn, Ohio to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound buses will operate over the regular route to Michigan/Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Washington to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 

#144 Marine/Michigan Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to State/Lake then will continue past Lake and will operate via State, Wacker, Dearbortn, Ohio to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound #144 and #146 buses will travel over the regular route to Michigan/Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker to State and then resume the regular route.
 

#145 Wilson/Michigan Express and #148 Clarendon/Michigan Express

Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to State/Lake then will operate via State, Wacker, Dearborn, Ohio to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound #145 and #148 buses will travel over the regular route to Michigan/Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker, State, Washington to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 

#147 Outer Drive Express

Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to State/Washington then will travel past Washington and operate via State, Wacker, Dearborn, Ohio to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound buses will travel over the regular route to Michigan/Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker, State, Washington to Michigan and then resume the regular route.
 

Owl Service Only

#66 Chicago

Eastbound buses will travel over the regular route to Chicago/Fairbanks then will operate via Fairbanks, Columbus, South Water to Michigan and then resume the regular route.  Westbound buses will travel the reverse route.
 
 
PLEASE NOTE:  Estimated arrival times for buses that are temporarily rerouted may not be available via the Bus Tracker web site. 
 
For more information about all CTA routes and schedules, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the web site at www.transitchicago.com.
 
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