Cubs Playoffs - Street Closures, CTA Routes and More

A complete list of travel information from the City of Chicago
October 1, 2008 5:23:22 PM PDT
The following street closures and parking bans will be in effect Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2 to help alleviate congestion into and around the stadium. The parking bans will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to midnight.

STREET CLOSURES: Addison- Wilton to Racine Clark-Cornelia to Waveland Sheffield-Addison to Waveland

PARKING BANS: Addison-Halsted to Lakewood Clark-Irving Park to Roscoe Waveland-Wilton to Racine Patterson-Clark St. west to the alley Eddy-Clark St. to Racine (north curb) Sheffield-Addison to Waveland Racine-Eddy to Grace A designated protest area has been established at the mid 3600 block of North Clark on the west side of the street.

CTA: More frequent service will operate on CTA's Red Line, which provides direct service to Wrigley Field via the accessible station at Addison. Fans can transfer to Red Line trains from all other rail lines and from most east-west bus routes. Customers heading to Wrigley Field from Purple Line or Yellow Line trains can board Red Line trains at Howard.

Southbound Purple Line Express trains will stop at the nearby Sheridan station.

On Wednesday, Yellow Line trains to Howard will operate until midnight and Thursday trains will operate until 1:30 a.m. Yellow Line customers can take advantage of convenient Park & Ride lots at Howard and Linden on the Purple Line and at Skokie station on the Yellow Line. Parking fees at these lots are $2.

Customers traveling or connecting through the Loop should remember that the CTA is performing slow zone prevention work this week on the Loop elevated tracks.

In addition to rail service, several CTA bus routes also provide convenient service directly to Wrigley Field:

  • #8 Halsted buses operate north on Halsted from 79th Street to Broadway/Waveland;
  • #22 Clark buses operate north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from Howard;
  • #152 Addison buses operate on Addison from Cumberland on the west to Lake Shore Drive on the east. For all games, more frequent service will be provided on the #152 Addison route as crowds warrant, starting two hours before game time and operating until one hour after games end;
  • #154 Wrigley Field Express buses will operate for fans who wish to combine driving and public transit to travel to the games. #154 buses provide direct service to Wrigley Field from parking lots at DeVry University on Rockwell, a quarter-mile west of Western and a quarter-mile south of Addison. Bus customers will board and exit at Racine and Waveland rather than on Clark. Service begins three hours before each game and runs until two hours after games end. A $6 fee includes parking at DeVry and round-trip bus transit for a carload of fans.
  • In the event Clark and Addison are closed following the game due to crowd conditions, the #22 Clark and #152 Addison and #154 Wrigley Field Express buses will undergo temporary reroutes. Southbound #22 Clark buses will operate via Clark, Irving Park, Broadway, Halsted then return to Clark and resume the regular route. Northbound buses will travel the reverse route. Eastbound #152 Addison buses will operate via Addison, Southport, Irving Park, Broadway, Halsted then return to Addison and resume the regular route. Westbound buses will travel the reverse route. Customers will board Addison buses at Addison west of Racine if Addison is closed at Clark. #154 Wrigley Field Express buses will operate via Addison, Racine, Waveland, Racine, Clark then return to Irving Park and resume the regular route.

    For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com.

    TAXICAB STAGING: On Racine between Eddy and Addison On south curb of Addison between Wilton and Halsted

    LIMO STAGING: On west side of Clark between Irving Park and Grace South of Addison Racine to Lakewood

    For a complete list of these parking restrictions and street closures, visit the City of Chicago website at http://www.cityofchicago.org/oemc.

    Residents can also receive "Notify Chicago" alert messages regarding issues around the Park by visiting www.alertchicago.org and creating a personal account.


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