CTA buses will be re-routed Friday for Blackhawks victory parade, rally
By ROSALIND ROSSI Transportation Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org/Twitter @rosalindrossi June 26, 2013 10:14PM
CTA bus riders headed downtown Friday should brace themselves for detours.
Thirty CTA buses will be re-routed for part of the day because of Friday’s Blackhawks victory parade and rally.
Eighteen routes will detour to adjacent streets until 3 p.m. because these streets will be closed to traffic: Columbus from Monroe to Roosevelt; and Monroe, Jackson and Balbo between Michigan and Lake Shore Drive.
In general, most northbound buses will be rerouted from Michigan to State or Dearborn streets; most southbound buses will use Clark Street. They should resume normal routes by the evening rush hour.
Twenty-two bus routes will be detoured to adjacent streets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “in anticipation of large crowds” at the parade and rally, the CTA said. During this time, the No. 22 Clark, No. 36 Broadway and No. 37 Sedgwick will not travel south of Randolph.
L riders will find more frequent trains or longer trains from roughly 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
In addition, the Purple Line Express, which normally operates only during rush hours, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and make local stops — inbound and outbound — at Addison.
The CTA encourages riders traveling into the Loop on Friday — for the Blackhawk celebration or otherwise — to load up fare cards before Friday.
For more information, go to www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?ArticleId=3184.