Chicago road closures in place, bridges still raised downtown

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Downtown Chicago bridges still raised, making downtown travel difficult
Chopper7 flew over raised bridges over the Chicago River, including Van Buren, Jackson, Adams and Monroe.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Getting in and out of downtown Chicago could still be a challenge Thursday with several bridges over the Chicago River still raised.

Chopper7 flew over raised bridges including Van Buren, Jackson, Adams and Monroe. Bridges at Michigan Avenue, Wabash, State Street, and Franklin/Orleans and 92nd Street are also closed.

The bridges have been raised for the last several days as Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded to violence over the weekend by limiting access to the Loop.

Bridges that have been lowered to allow traffic include Lake Shore Drive, Columbus, Dearborn, Clark, LaSalle, Wells, Lake, Randolph, Washington, Madison and Harrison.

On Friday, the Kinzie Street bridge will be closed to traffic for cleaning and maintenance from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDOT said eastbound vehicles will be detoured from Kinzie to Desplaines St., Lake St., Wacker Dr., LaSalle St. and back to Kinzie. Westbound traffic will be detoured from Kinzie to LaSalle St., Wacker Dr. Lake St., Desplaines St. and back to Kinzie.

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Road closures in effect Thursday include:

  • Streets around Public Safety HQ (35th and Michigan)
  • Larrabee and Division
  • Lake Shore Drive Exit Ramps at: Randolph St, Grand Ave, Chicago Ave, SB Michigan
  • Metra is still using its Sunday schedule for its riders and CTA Loop elevated trains are not stopping at State and Lake.

    The citywide curfew for all residents and visitors, effective from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., will remain in effect until further notice.

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