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More Closures and Reroutes as Filming Goes Into Overdrive

August 23, 2010

Don't worry: This is downtown Chicago, but it's only a movie. Photo by Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune

Hey, Chicago residents: That movie being shot downtown is going to transform 12 CTA bus routes this week.

The movie “Transformers 3″ was supposed to rap up filming on August 23, but now comes word that more streets will be closed and buses rerouted until 6 a.m. Friday, August 27.

Washington and Madison Streets will be closed between Wabash and Michigan for the rest of the week because of the filming.

This will affect 12 bus routes:

#14 Jeffery Express

Northbound #14 buses will operate over the regular route along Michigan to Adams then will travel via Adams, State to Madison and then resume the regular route. Southbound #14 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

#20 Madison (to Randolph/Columbus Only)*

Eastbound #20* buses traveling to Randolph/Columbus will travel over the regular route along Washington to Clark then will operate via Clark, Monroe to Michigan and then resume the regular route past Washington.

From Randolph/Columbus, westbound #20* buses will continue west on Randolph past Michigan to State then will operate via State to Madison and then resume the regular route.

#20 Madison and #56 Milwaukee

Eastbound #20 and southbound #56 buses will travel over their regular routes along Washington to Clark then will operate via Clark, Monroe, State to Madison before turning to begin their reverse trips. From Madison/State, westbound #20 and northbound #56 buses will travel west on Madison and then resume their regular routes.

#60 Blue Island/26th and #157 Streeterville/Taylor

Eastbound #60 and northbound #157 buses will operate over their regular routes along Washington to Clark then will travel via Clark, Monroe to Michigan and then resume their regular routes.

Westbound #60 and southbound #157 buses will travel over their regular routes along Michigan to Randolph then will operate via Randolph, State to Madison and then resume their regular routes.

#124 Navy Pier

Westbound #124 buses will travel over the regular route along Michigan to Randolph then will operate via Randolph, State to Madison and then resume the regular route. Eastbound #124 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

#147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan

Northbound #147 and #151 buses will travel over their regular routes along State past Washington to Lake then will operate via Lake to Michigan and then resume their regular routes. Southbound #147 and #151 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes.

Owl Service Detours

The following reroutes only will be in effect during Owl Service hours:

#4 Cottage Grove (Owl Service)

Northbound #4 buses will travel over the regular route to State/Washington before turning to beginning southbound service. From State/Washington, southbound #4 buses will travel south on State to Monroe then will operate via Monroe to Michigan and then resume the regular route.

#20 Madison and #60 Blue Island/26th (Owl Service)

Eastbound #20 and #60 buses will operate over their regular routes to Washington/State before turning to begin their reverse trips. From Washington/State, westbound #20 and #60 buses will travel south on State to Madison and then resume their regular routes west on Madison.

#66 Chicago and #151 Sheridan (Owl Service)

From State/Washington, westbound #66 buses and northbound #151 buses will travel north on State to Lake then will operate via Lake to Michigan and then resume their regular routes. Eastbound #66 buses and southbound #151 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes.

Riders are advised to allow for extra travel time during this week.

For more information, visit www.transitchicago.com.

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