CTA workers reportedly are ahead of schedule in replacing the south side of the Wells Street Bridge. Work is supposed to be wrapped up by 4 a.m. next Monday before the morning rush hour.
In the meantime, CTA riders will be inconvenienced for at least three more days.
Here's what service to expect on rail lines serving the Loop:
Brown Line trains will operate between Kimball and Merchandise Mart between 4am and 8pm weekdays. After 8pm weekdays, and on weekends, trains will operate between Kimball and Chicago only.
Free shuttle buses will operate between Chicago and Washington/Wells, making stops at LaSalle/Kinzie (for Merchandise Mart station) and at LaSalle/Lake (for Clark/Lake station), to make connections between rail lines.
A Loop Shuttle Train will operate continuously, making all stops on the Brown Line side of the Loop ‘L’, during all weekday hours where Brown Line service usually operates there.
Orange, Green, Pink and Brown Line trains will be rerouted as follows:
Orange Line: Trains will operate between Midway and Washington/Wells, operating in both directions via Van Buren and Wells.
Green Line: Trains will run in three sections:
- between Harlem/Lake and Clinton,
- between Ashland/63rd–Cottage Grove and Adams/Wabash,
- as a shuttle between Adams/Wabash and Clark/Lake (transfer at Adams/Wabash between shuttle trains and trains to/from 63rd Street).
Pink Line: Trains will operate between 54th/Cermak and Clinton.
Brown Line: Trains will operate between Kimball and Chicago.
Free shuttle buses will operate between Chicago Brown Line, Clark/Lake, Washington/Wells and Clinton to make connections between rail lines.
Allow extra travel time. For more information, visit the Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction page.
And be sure to check out the great photos by the CTA of the work last weekend.