To make way for thousands of runners on the streets of downtown Chicago during the 41st Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, the city is issuing a number of road closures and parking restrictions.
Starting shortly before the first wave of 8K runners steps off, the street closures will span from 8 a .m. to 11:15 a.m. on March 20. Beginning at 6 a.m., parking will be prohibited on streets along the race route.
Closed areas will include:
Columbus Drive from Roosevelt Road to Grand Avenue
Grand Avenue from Columbus Drive to State Street
State Street from Grand Avenue to Wacker Drive
Wacker Drive from State Street to Washington Boulevard
Washington Boulevard from Wacker Drive to State Street
State Street from Washington Boulevard to Jackson Boulevard
Jackson Boulevard from State Street to Franklin Street
Franklin Street from Jackson Boulevard to Harrison Street
Harrison Street from Franklin Street to Michigan Avenue
Michigan Avenue from Harrison Street to Roosevelt Road
Roosevelt Road from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive
DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Ida B. Wells Drive and North Michigan Avenue will remain open.
Vehicles that are parked along the closed streets will be ticketed and towed. Information about towed vehicles can be found at (312)744-4444.
With three races scheduled throughout the weekend, there also will be limited vehicle access through Grant Park from 6 a.m. March 19 to 3 p.m. March 20.
Closures will be lifted following a rolling pattern, so as the last participants pass through the area, the streets will reopen for traffic as soon as possible.