Street Closures/Bus Re-routes on October 2

October 1, 2009 7:58:38 PM PDT
As Chicagoans gather at Daley Plaza to view the results of the 2016 Olympic Bid Announcement, drivers and pedestrians should be aware of street closures in the area due to large crowds expected for the event. EVENT:
Chicago 2016 Live Site Viewing Event
Friday, October 2, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Daley Plaza

STREET CLOSURES:

  • Expect the east curb lane to be closed on Clark from Randolph to the Daley Center garage exit at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30 for event load-in.
  • The east curb lane closure on Clark will be extended south to Washington on Wednesday night for production staging.
  • Complete closure of Clark Street from Randolph to Washington will begin 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1 and continue through Friday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Additional closures may be required dependent on crowds, including Washington at LaSalle and Dearborn at Madison.
  • PEDESTRIANS:

  • The pedestrian crosswalk between City Hall and Daley Plaza remains open.
  • CTA:

    From 8 p.m. Thursday, October 1 until 4 p.m. Friday, October 2, two CTA bus routes will be detoured to adjacent streets to maintain service.

    Southbound #22 Clark and #24 Wentworth buses will travel over their regular routes along Clark to Randolph then will operate via Randolph, LaSalle, Monroe to Clark and then resume their regular routes. Northbound #22 and #24 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes.

    Reroutes for Additional Street Closures

    In the event the Chicago Police Department requires the closure of additional streets near Daley Plaza, the following reroutes will be in effect:

  • Closure of Dearborn Street between Washington and Randolph
    Northbound #22 Clark, #36 Broadway and #62 Archer buses will travel over their regular routes along Dearborn to Monroe then will operate via Monroe, State, Wacker to Dearborn and then resume their regular routes. Southbound #36 and #62 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes.

  • Northbound #24 Wentworth buses will operate over the regular route along Dearborn to Monroe then will travel via Monroe, State to Wacker and then resume the regular route west of Dearborn.
  • Closure of Washington Street between Clark and Dearborn
    Eastbound #20 Madison, #X20 Washington/Madison Express, #60 Blue Island/26th and #157 Streeterville/Taylor buses will travel over their regular routes along Washington to LaSalle then will operate via LaSalle, Monroe, State to Washington and then resume their regular routes. Westbound #20, #X20, #60 and #157 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes.
  • Southbound #56 Milwaukee buses will operate over the regular route along Washington to LaSalle then will travel via LaSalle, Monroe, State to Washington and then resume the regular route. Northbound #56 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

    Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Estimated arrival times for buses that are temporarily rerouted are not available via the Bus Tracker Web site.

    For more information about all CTA routes and schedules, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the Web site at www.transitchicago.com .

    TRAFFIC CONTROL:

  • Additional Traffic Control Aides, as well as variable message boards, will be provided to assist with traffic management.
  • SPECIAL NEEDS ACCESS:

  • Drop off for special needs will be located on Randolph between Dearborn and Clark Street. This designated area is for drop-off only. No parking is allowed. To register for recorded telephone messages, text messages and/or e-mail alerts on emergencies and non-emergency situations, go to www.notifychicago.org


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