August 15, 2020

Downtown Limited Access Updates for Saturday, August 15

 

The City of Chicago will temporarily limit access to the downtown area overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. During this time, residents and businesses located in the downtown area will be able to travel into the Loop through the following locations:
ACCESS POINTS FOR RESIDENTS AND EMPLOYEES:
All residents, workers and employers whose homes and/or businesses are located downtown will continue to have access at all times. The restricted access to the downtown area is NOT a curfew. Residents can access the downtown area at:


 Harrison Street
 Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street
 Roosevelt Road and Canal Street
 Kinzie Street and Halsted Street
 LaSalle Street


Entrance into the perimeter will be manned by officers with the Chicago Police Department. When arriving at the access points, residents and employees should show identification or proof that they live in the area and/or work in the area.


DOWNTOWN BRIDGES
The below bridges will be accessible during the following hours and days into Saturday. OEMC will provide an update on the latest traffic information for bridges located in the downtown area.


BRIDGES DOWN AND ACCESSIBLE (9 P.M. FRI – 6 A.M. SAT)
**Note all other bridges will remain up until further notice**
 Clark Street Bridge
 LaSalle Street Bridge
 Harrison Street Bridge
 Ida B. Wells / Congress Bridge (West Bound Open Only)
 Lake Shore Drive Bridge

 Columbus Avenue Bridge
 Kinzie Street Bridge
 Grand Avenue Bridge


BRIDGES DOWN AND ACCESSIBLE ON SATURDAY

Note all other bridges will remain up until further notice


Adams Street Bridge (will be down at 6 a.m. and up by noon) Washington Street Bridge (will be down at 6 a.m. and up by noon)


All others will remain down:


 Clark Street Bridge
 Columbus Avenue Bridge
 Grand Avenue Bridge
 Harrison Street Bridge
 Ida B. Wells / Congress Bridge (West Bound Open Only)
 Kinzie Street Bridge
 Lake Shore Drive Bridge
 LaSalle Street Bridge
 Wells Street Bridge


LAKE SHORE DRIVE
From 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, Lake Shore Drive will be closed between:
 Fullerton Avenue (in-bound/out-bound ramps) on the North and I-55 on the South
 Belmont (in-bound ramp only)


EXPRESSWAY CLOSURES
 From 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, all entrance and exit expressway ramps leading to I-90/94 between Roosevelt Road and Division Street will be closed in both directions, including the I-55 Chinatown Feeder northbound at Cermak and I-290 eastbound at Halsted.
 All entrance and exit expressway ramps leading to I-90/94 between Roosevelt Road and Division Street will be closed in both directions, including the I-55 Chinatown Feeder northbound at Cermak and I-290 eastbound at Halsted.

CTA
 The Red Line and Blue Line will remain open.
 From 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, all other Rail Service besides Red and Blue Line trains will be impacted with and not entering the area surrounding downtown: Fullerton Avenue to 47th and east of Halsted Street.
 Bus Service will remain open at this time. Some buses will see reroutes due to bridge
and street closures.


CDOT
 Divvy Service will not be available from North Avenue to Ashland Avenue and Cermak Road between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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