According to city officials, the positions are in addition to the 400 bus drivers were already announced for the project.
"Since the beginning of my administration I have focused on job creation and investment throughout the city, including the improvement of our transportation services," Mayor Emanuel was quoted in a news release.
The traffic control aide positions are not temporary, according to the release; hires will be eligible for work following the completion of the project. The workers will start out as part-time employees, earning a starting wage of $18.43 per hour.
The job posting went online on Monday and will be up for a couple of weeks.
The jobs start in May.