If you’re planning on using CTA trains to get around Chicago this weekend, numerous closures affecting multiple lines could impact your plans.
According to a press release Thursday, the CTA will initiate project work that will impact Blue, Pink, and Green line service throughout the weekend. The work will begin Friday night at 10 p.m. and continue through Monday morning at 4 a.m., according to the agency.
On the Blue Line, there will be no rail service between the Jefferson Park and Harlem Stations. Bus shuttle service will be provided between the stations, and the closure is part of the “Your New Blue” project, the agency said.
On the Green Line and Pink Lines, bus shuttle service will be provided between Ashland and the Clark/Lake stations. Track repair and maintenance work as part of the CTA’s “FastTracks” program is to blame for the service disruption, the agency said.
Pink Line riders can transfer at Clark/Lake for rail service in the Loop, and on the Green Line there will be no service between Ashland and the Clark/Lake stations.
Several street closures will also impact travel in the area. Lake Street will be closed between Halsted and Canal, while Clinton Street will be open only to local traffic. Jefferson Street will be open to through traffic in the area, the agency said.
Finally, the Lake Street exit on the Circle Interchange will be closed until work is completed.
After the weekend projects are completed, there will be a bit more work done on the Blue Line beginning on Aug. 26 and lasting through Aug. 29. The Belmont Blue Line station will be closed beginning at 9:30 p.m. each evening and will re-open at 4 a.m. the following morning, the agency said.
Bus shuttle service will be provided between Logan Square and Belmont.