November 27, 2002

The Target Thanksgiving Parade will detour 12 CTA bus routes off State Street Thursday, November 28. The parade will start at 8:30 a.m. and proceed north on State from Congress to Randolph.

Preparations for the parade will close State between Washington and Randolph beginning just after midnight Wednesday, and staging for the parade will close State from Roosevelt to Congress beginning at 5 a.m. As a result, buses will be detoured from early morning until about 1 p.m. from Roosevelt to Wacker.

The affected routes are the #6 Jeffery Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #20 Madison, #29 State, #36 Broadway, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th, #62 Archer, #126 Jackson, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express, #146 Marine/Michigan Express and #151 Sheridan.

While State Street is closed, buses on the #6, #10 and #146 routes will operate north and southbound on Michigan. #29, #36 and #62 buses will operate north on Dearborn and south on Clark. #146 and #151 buses will stay on Michigan southbound but will use Dearborn and Ohio to Michigan for trips north.

#20 buses will end their eastbound trips at Clark before returning to Madison for westbound service. #126 buses will start trips west on Adams from Clark.

#56 and #60 buses will operate around the parade area via Clark and Congress to Michigan before heading north on Michigan over their regular routes. Outbound buses will return to their routes via Michigan, Congress and Dearborn.

All CTA buses and trains will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday. Seasonal service will also begin for the CTA's #10 Museum of Science & Industry buses, which operate on weekends and holidays (except Christmas Day) year-round and on weekdays from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day from North Michigan Avenue and State Street downtown to the museum at 57th and the lakefront in Jackson Park.

On weekends through Sunday, December 22, the CTA will also operate its #125 Water Tower Express and #130 Grant Park Treasures buses from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center to North Michigan Avenue and the lakefront museums in Grant Park, respectively. Skokie Swift Yellow Line trains will operate on weekends between Skokie and the Red Line station at Howard.

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