Chicago Wacker Drive Update July 2011: Madison Street Bridge Closing.


Chicago, Wednesday, June 29, 2011.  Starting Tuesday afternoon, July 5, 2011 Metra passengers who normally leave and enter Ogilvie Transportation Center on Madison Street will not be able to proceed east on Madison due to the next phase of the ongoing Wacker Drive construction.  The Madison Street bridge will be closed between Canal and Franklin Streets to all traffic--foot, bike and motor vehicle from July 5 through late September or early October. Flyers will be handed out to commuters on Tuesday morning with additional information.

Alternate Routes
Passengers can walk north one block along Canal to Washington Street or two blocks north and cross the river at the Randolph Street bridge (the first of the seven bridges to be rebuilt was completed and re-opened on May 27, 2011). Passengers can also head south on Canal, one block and cross the river on the Monroe Street bridge.

Union Station.
Passengers will be able to enter Union Station on Madison Street but will only be able to exit to the west to Canal or to the south along the Riverwalk.

Other closures.
Wacker Drive remains closed for reconstruction between Washington and Monroe.

About Revive Wacker Drive.
The City of Chicago is rebuilding the North-South leg of Wacker Drive from Randolph to Congress. Revive Wacker Drive: Part 2 will modernize the upper and lower levels of Wacker Drive by creating safer, more efficient roadways for motorists and pedestrians. A new interchange at Congress is also being constructed.

More Information.
For more information, call the Wacker Drive hotline at 312  878-1830, e-mail for specific questions or visit the Wacker Drive web site. For changes in bus routes contact the Chicago Transit Authority. Phone: 1 888 YOUR CTA.

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