Track closures Friday night through Monday morning
Work associated with the Loop Track Renewal project will resume beginning this evening as crews replace deteriorated rail and track components along the Wells and Van Buren elevated structure.
Work will require street closures resulting in bus reroutes and a track closure in both directions along Wells and Van Buren beginning Friday night through early morning Monday.
Friday Night to Monday Morning: Wells/Van Buren Track Closure
From 10 p.m. Friday, June 1 through 4 a.m. Monday, June 4, the inner and outer elevated tracks along Wells and Van Buren streets will be closed. During this time, all trains serving the Loop elevated will operate along the Wabash and Lake sections of track.
All rail lines serving the Loop will resume normal operations at the start of service on Monday, June 4.
Reroutes for #11, #14, #20, #56, #60 and #126 Buses
From 7 p.m. Friday, June 1 until 6 a.m. Monday, June 4, the following reroutes will be in effect due to the closure of Wells Street from Lake to Monroe, Monroe Street from Franklin to LaSalle, and Randolph Street from LaSalle to Franklin:
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick (Southbound Only)
Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses will travel over the regular route along Wells to Wacker then will operate via Wacker, Clark, Adams to Wells and then resume the regular route. Northbound #11 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
#14 Jeffery Express
Southbound #14 Jeffery Express buses will operate over the regular route along Washington past Wells to LaSalle then will travel via LaSalle to Monroe and then resume the regular route. Northbound #14 buses will operate over the regular route, but will be unable to make any stops between Franklin and LaSalle.
#20 Madison, #56 Milwaukee and #124 Navy Pier
Northbound #20 Madison and #56 Milwaukee buses and westbound #124 Navy Pier buses will operate over their regular routes, but will be unable to make any stops between Franklin and LaSalle.
Southbound #20 and #56 buses and eastbound #124 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes and will serve all posted stops.
#60 Blue Island/26th
Westbound #60 Blue Island/26th buses will travel over the regular route along Randolph to LaSalle then will operate via LaSalle, Madison, Wacker to Randolph and then resume the regular route.
Eastbound #60 buses will travel over the regular route, but will be unable to make any stops between Franklin and LaSalle.
The Loop Track Renewal project is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago program, which is updating infrastructure that's critical to the city -- and includes improvements that will help ensure that CTA continues to serve customers as effectively as possible.
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