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Detail of the Downtown Restricted Access

The following measures will be in place until further notice from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am:

Lake Shore Drive will be closed between Fullerton Avenue on the North and I-55 on the South

Downtown Bridges: All Bridges will be up by 8 p.m. with the exception of the following:

  • LaSalle Street

  • Harrison Street

  • Ida B. Wells / Congress Bridge (West Bound Open Only)

  • Lake Shore Drive

  • Columbus Avenue

  • Kinzie Street

  • Grand Avenue

Access Points for residents and employees of area businesses:

  • Harrison Street

  • Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street

  • Roosevelt Road and Canal Street

  • Kinzie Street and Halsted Street

  • LaSalle Street

Expressway Closures:

  • All Ramps from Roosevelt Road to Division Street will be closed in both directions.


  • Rail Service will be impacted at the following locations, with trains 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.


  • Divvy Service will not be available from North Avenue to Ashland Avenue and Cermak Road between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Access points are designated for residents and workers whose businesses are located within the designated boundaries, individuals who reside in the surrounding area and residents engaged in essential activities. 

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.



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