Wacker Drive construction to affect traffic, bus routes

Stage III of the $300M construction project begins Monday

Scott Graca

WGN News

8:13 AM CST, January 9, 2012



Starting today, Wacker Drive will be closed at the intersections of Monroe and Adams streets until next summer as the next phase of the $300 million construction project gets underway.

The closing of the Wacker-Monroe and Wacker-Adams intersections means 60,000 vehicles that use Upper and Lower Wacker each day will be detoured.

Also affected are riders of CTA buses in the downtown area. The CTA is advising its customers to allow extra travel time along the affected routes.

But there is good news. Madison Street between Canal and Franklin will reopen today.

Other related street impacts:

Affected bus service:
The following 19 CTA bus routes will have routing and/or bus stop changes Downtown:

Three additional routes -- the #60 Blue Island/26th, #120 Ogilvie/Wacker Express, and #157 Streeterville/Taylor -- are rerouted, but will maintain the routings they used during Stage 2.
For additional CTA information and affected routes, visit http://www.transitchicago.com/wacker