Two Construction Projects Impact Service along 12 CTA Bus Routes

June 29, 2009

 

Effective at the start of morning rush period service on Tuesday, June 30, #29 State and #36 Broadway buses will be detoured. The reroutes are necessary due to upcoming lane restrictions associated with the Grand/State Red Line rehabilitation project at the northwest corner of State Street and Grand Avenue.
 
Northbound State Street will be reduced to one lane between Illinois and Ohio, and the southbound lanes between Ohio and Illinois will be closed to all traffic. As a result, southbound #29 and northbound and southbound #36 buses will not travel on State between Grand and Illinois.
 
Southbound #29 State buses will operate over the regular route along Grand past State to Clark then will travel via Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route. Northbound #29 buses will be able to travel on the remaining open lane along State and will operate over its regular route.  
 
Southbound #36 Broadway buses will travel over the regular route along State to Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will operate over the regular route along Dearborn past Illinois to Ohio then will travel via Ohio to State and then resume the regular route.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 

Temporary Bus Boarding Changes

#29 State
Southbound buses will begin serving the westbound near side stop at Grand/Dearborn, which also is served by #65 Grand buses.
 
#36 Broadway
  • Southbound #36 buses will begin serving the southbound near side stop at Clark/Grand, which also is served by #22 Clark buses.
  • The southbound and northbound near side stops at State/Grand will be temporarily removed from service.
 

Access to Grand/Red Line Subway Station

The Grand Red Line station will remain open to customers throughout the project. From Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5, customers can enter and exit the station from three of the four station entrances: the northeast and northwest stairwells, and the newly re-opened southeast stairwell.
 
Beginning Monday, July 6, the southwest stairwell will close and the northwest stairwell will only be available as an emergency exit. Customers will need to use either the southeast or northeast stairwells to access the station.
 
Signs will direct CTA customers to available entrances and exits.
 
These changes in service are expected to remain in place until April 2010.
 

Bus Stop Changes due to the Jackson Viaduct Reconstruction Project

Effective immediately, the following bus stop changes will be made to further improve service and travel times in the Loop area affected by the reconstruction of the Jackson Boulevard viaduct. These updated bus boarding locations are the result of customer feedback and analysis, and are expected to remain in place until April 2010. 
 

Canal/Monroe

The northbound near side stop on Canal at Monroe will no longer be served by the following routes:
 

  • #38 Ogden/Taylor
  • #129 West Loop/South Loop
  • #60 Blue Island/26th
       (PM service only)
  • #124 Navy Pier
  • #130 Museum Campus
  • #125 Water Tower Express
  • #157 Streeterville

Buses operating along these routes will continue to operate north along Canal making all other stops.
 
Note: Northbound #151 Sheridan buses will continue to serve the near side stop on Canal at Monroe for the duration of the project.
 

Monroe/Canal

The eastbound far side stop on Monroe at Canal will now be served by#1 Indiana/Hyde Park, #7 Harrison and #126 Jackson buses.
 
Note: This location will continue to be served by #14 Jeffery Express, #129 West Loop/South Loop (AM service only), #130 Museum Campus, #132 Goose Island Express and #156 LaSalle buses.
 
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