UPDATED: 14 CTA Bus Routes Affected Due to Jackson Viaduct Work

June 29, 2009

Changes go into effect following the morning rush period on Monday, June 1

Beginning Monday, June 1, at approximately 9:30 a.m., 14 CTA bus routes will undergo service changes due to the reconstruction of the Jackson Boulevard viaduct between Canal and Wacker. The reroutes and bus stop changes are expected to remain in place until April 2010.
 
Among the changes to CTA services during this time will be the removal of the southbound reverse-flow lane on Canal Street and discontinuation of the bus stops in front of Union station on the west side of Canal.
 
The following bus stop and route changes will go into effect after the morning rush period on Monday, June 1:
 

#1 Indiana/Hyde Park

Northbound #1 Indiana/Hyde Park buses will travel the regular route along Adams. They will go past Canal to Des Plaines then will travel south via Des Plaines to the Harrison/Des Plaines terminal where the route will end and southbound service will begin.
 
Please Note: #1 buses will not enter the Harrison/Des Plaines terminal. Customers are to board and alight buses from the new bus stop located approximately 50-feet north of the terminal.
 
Southbound #1 buses will continue south along Des Plaines to Harrison then will operate via Harrison, Canal, Monroe, Wacker to Jackson and then resume the regular route.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service

The following bus stops served by #1 buses will be removed from service:
  • Southbound and northbound near side stops on Canal at Jackson (Union Station)
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Riverside Plaza served by southbound buses
 

New Bus Stops

Northbound #1 Indiana/Hyde Park buses will serve the following new locations:
  • Westbound near side stop on Adams at Canal
  • Westbound near side stop on Adams at Clinton
  • Southbound far side stop on Des Plaines at Van Buren
 
The following new locations will be served by southbound #1 buses:
  • Eastbound near side stop on Harrison at Jefferson
  • Eastbound near side stop on Harrison at Clinton
  • Northbound far side stop on Canal at Harrison
  • Northbound far side stop on Canal at Van Buren
  • Northbound far side stop on Canal at Jackson
  • UPDATE: The eastbound far side stop on Monroe at Canal will now be served by #1 Indiana/Hyde Park buses. (as of 06/29/09)
 

#7 Harrison

Eastbound #7 Harrison buses will travel over the regular route along Canal but will pass Jackson and proceed to Monroe and then will operate via Monroe, Wacker to Jackson and then resume the regular route. Westbound #7 buses are not affected and will travel the regular route.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service

The following bus stops served by eastbound #7 buses will be removed from service:
  • Northbound near side stop on Jackson at Canal
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Riverside Plaza
 

New Bus Stops

  • Eastbound #7 buses will begin serving the new far side stop on Canal at Jackson.
  • UPDATE: The eastbound far side stop on Monroe at Canal will now be served by #7 Harrison buses. (as of 06/29/09) 

#X28 Stony Island Express

Northbound #X28 Stony Island buses will not serve Union Station during this time. Northbound buses instead will travel along Adams to Wacker then will operate south on Wacker to mid-block between Adams and Jackson for the end of route and start of southbound service. Southbound #X28 buses will continue south on Wacker to Jackson and then resume the regular route east on Jackson.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service

The following bus stops served by #X28 buses will be removed from service:
  • Southbound near side stop on Canal at Jackson (Union Station) served by southbound buses
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Riverside Plaza served by southbound buses
 

New Bus Stop

Southbound service along the #X28 route will begin at the new mid-block stop southbound along Upper Wacker Drive between Adams and Jackson.
 

#38 Ogden/Taylor

Routing for eastbound and westbound #38 buses is not affected and buses will travel over the regular route.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service

  • The northbound near side stop on Canal at Jackson, served by eastbound #38 buses, will be removed from service. Customers are advised to board and exit from the northbound near side stop on Canal at Adams.
  • UPDATE: The northbound near side stop on Canal at Monroe will no longer be served by #38 Ogden/Taylor buses. Instead, #38 buses will continue to operate north along Canal making all other stops. (as of 06/29/09)
 

#60 Blue Island/26th

Routing for northbound and southbound #60 Blue Island/26th buses is not affected and buses will travel over the regular route.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service

  • The northbound near side stop on Canal at Jackson, served by northbound #60 buses, will be removed from service. Customers are advised to board and exit from the northbound near side stop on Canal at Adams.
  • UPDATE: The northbound near side stop on Canal at Monroe will no longer be served by #60 Blue Island/26th buses. Instead, #60 buses will continue to operate north along Canal making all other stops. (as of 06/29/09)
 

#121 Union/Wacker Express

Eastbound #121 Union/Wacker Express buses will operate over the regular route along Jackson to Canal then will travel via Canal, Monroe, Franklin, Lake, Post Place to Lower Wacker and then resume the regular route. Westbound #121 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 
There are no changes to bus stops along the #121 route.
 

#123 Illinois Center/Union Express

Eastbound #123 Illinois Center/Union Express buses will operate over the regular route along Jackson to Canal then will travel via Canal, Monroe to Wacker and then resume the regular route. Westbound #123 buses are not affected and will travel the regular route.
 
There are no changes to bus stops along the #123 route.
 

#124 Navy Pier

UPDATE: The northbound near side stop on Canal at Monroe will no longer be served #124 Navy Pier buses. Instead, #124 buses will continue to operate north along Canal making all other stops. (as of 06/29/09)
 

#125 Water Tower Express

UPDATE: The northbound near side stop on Canal at Monroe will no longer be served #125 Water Tower Express buses. Instead, #125 buses will continue to operate north along Canal making all other stops. (as of 06/29/09)
 

#126 Jackson

Eastbound #126 Jackson buses will operate over the regular route along Jackson to Canal and then will travel via Canal, Monroe, Wacker to Jackson and resume the regular route. Westbound #126 buses are not affected and will travel the regular route.
  

Bus Stop Removed from Service

The eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Riverside Plaza, served by eastbound #126 buses, will be removed from service.
 

New Bus Stops

  • Eastbound #126 buses will serve the new northbound far side bus stop located on Canal at Jackson.
  • UPDATE: The eastbound far side stop on Monroe at Canal will now be served by #126 Jackson buses. (as of 06/29/09)
 

#129 West Loop/South Loop – AM Service Only

During the morning rush period only, southbound #129 West Loop/South Loop buses will travel along Clinton to Monroe then will operate via Monroe, Wacker to Jackson and then resume the regular route.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service – AM Service Only

  • Southbound buses will not serve the southbound near side stop on Clinton at Monroe. All other routes will continue to serve this location.
  • The eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Riverside Plaza , served by southbound buses, will be removed from service.
 

New Bus Stop – AM Service Only

Southbound #129 buses will begin serving the new eastbound far side bus stop located on Monroe at Canal.
 
 

#129 West Loop/South Loop – PM Service Only

UPDATE: The northbound near side stop on Canal at Monroe will no longer be served by #129 West Loop/South Loop (PM service only) buses. Instead, #129 buses will continue to operate north along Canal making all other stops. (as of 06/29/09)

 

#130 Museum Campus and #132 Goose Island Express

Southbound #130 Museum Campus and #132 Goose Island Express buses will operate over their regular routes along Clinton to Monroe then will travel via Monroe, Wacker to Jackson and then resume their regular routes.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service – #130 Museum Campus

Southbound #130 buses will not make stops at the following locations:
  • Southbound near side stop on Clinton at Monroe; all other routes will continue to serve this location.
  • Southbound near side stop on Clinton at Quincy; all other routes will continue to serve this location.
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Riverside Plaza
  • UPDATE: The northbound near side stop on Canal at Monroe will no longer be served by #130 Museum Campus buses. Instead, #130 buses will continue to operate north along Canal making all other stops. (as of 06/29/09)
 

New Bus Stop – #130 Museum Campus

Southbound #130 buses will begin serving the new eastbound far side stop on Monroe at Canal.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service – #132 Goose Island Express

  • The northbound near side stop on Canal at Jackson, served by northbound #132 buses, will be removed from service.
  • The eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Riverside Plaza, served by southbound #132 buses, will be removed from service.
 

New Bus Stops – #132 Goose Island Express

  • Northbound #132 buses will begin serving the new northbound far side stop on Canal at Jackson.
  • Southbound #132 buses will begin serving the new eastbound far side stop on Monroe at Canal.
 

#151 Sheridan

Southbound #151 Sheridan buses will operate over the regular route along Adams to Canal for the end of route and start of northbound service. Northbound #151 buses will depart from northbound Canal/Monroe and travel via Canal, Monroe to State and then resume the regular route.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service

The southbound mid-block stop on Canal between Adams and Jackson, served by southbound #151 buses, will be removed from service.
 
Northbound #151 buses will not make stops at the following locations:
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Riverside Plaza
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Franklin; all other routes will continue to serve this location.
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Financial Place; all other routes will continue to serve this location.
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Dearborn; all other routes will continue to serve this location.
  • Northbound near side stop on State at Adams; all other routes will continue to serve this location.
 

New Bus Stops

Northbound #151 buses will begin serving the following new bus stops along the reroute:
  • Northbound near side stop on Canal at Monroe
  • Eastbound near side stop on Monroe at Franklin
  • Eastbound near side stop on Monroe at LaSalle
 
Southbound #151 buses will begin serving the new westbound near side stop on Adams at Canal, which will be the last stop for southbound service.
 

#156 LaSalle

Northbound #156 LaSalle buses traveling from the Harrison/Des Plaines terminal to Belmont/Halsted will be impacted differently than select buses operating during the morning rush period, which will depart northbound from Union Station. Further details are below regarding routing for select northbound #156 buses operating during the morning rush period only and for those operating throughout the day:
 

AM Service Only

During the morning rush period, select #156 LaSalle buses will depart northbound from Union Station on the near side of Canal at Jackson and then will operate via Canal, Monroe to LaSalle and then resume the regular route. 
 
New Bus Stops for #156 LaSalle – AM ServiceOnly
For those buses departing from Union Station during the morning rush period, northbound #156 buses will serve the following new bus stops:
  • Northbound far side stop on Canal at Jackson
  • Eastbound far side stop on Monroe at Canal
  • Eastbound near side stop on Monroe at Franklin
 

UPDATE: Additional PM Service Added to Select #156 LaSalle Buses Departing from Union Station

To accommodate increased ridership, during the evening rush period select #156 LaSalle buses will depart northbound from Union Station on the near side of Canal at Jackson and then will operate via Canal, Monroe to LaSalle and then resume the regular route. (Updated 06/05/09)
 

All Service Hours

Northbound #156 LaSalle buses will bypass Canal Street. Buses instead will travel over the regular route along Harrison past Canal to Franklin then will operate via Franklin to Jackson and then resume the regular route. Southbound #156 buses are not affected and will travel the regular route.
 
Bus Stops Removed from Service
Northbound #156 buses will not make stops at the following locations:
  • Northbound far side stop on Canal at Harrison; all other routes will continue to serve this location.
  • Northbound far side stop on Canal at Van Buren; all other routes will continue to serve this location.
  • Northbound near side stop on Canal at Jackson
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Riverside Plaza
  • Eastbound near side stop on Jackson at Franklin; all other routes will continue to serve this location.
 
New Bus Stop
Northbound #156 buses will begin serving the existing northbound near side bus stop located on Franklin at Jackson.
 

#157 Streeterville

Routing for northbound and southbound #157 Streeterville buses is not affected and buses will travel over the regular route.
 

Bus Stops Removed from Service

  • The northbound near side stop on Canal at Jackson, served by northbound #157 buses, will be removed from service. Customers are advised to board and exit from the northbound near side stop on Canal at Adams.
  • UPDATE: The northbound near side stop on Canal at Monroe will no longer be served by #157 Streeterville buses. Instead, #157 buses will continue to operate north along Canal making all other stops. (as of 06/29/09)
 

 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time along these routes.
 
Due to traffic congestion and bus reroutes, the estimated arrival times for some stops in the affected area of the Loop may not be accurately reflected on the Bus Tracker Web site when the reroutes first go into effect. Customers are encouraged to continue to use Bus Tracker when traveling along these routes as the estimated arrival times at locations outside of this area will not be impacted.
 
Arrival time estimates will improve when a new bus schedule goes into effect in mid-June.
 
CTA Bus Tracker users will be alerted to changes along their selected routes via the Service Alert feature, which appears at the top of the estimated arrival times and map display pages. In addition, those customers who are registered to receive planned service e-mail alerts also will be notified of these reroutes and bus stop relocations.
 
Following the morning rush period on Monday, June 1, all new routing and bus stop locations will be reflected in the CTA Trip Planner and in online system maps and information.
 
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