If you rely on Michigan Avenue buses to get to work, school or play, consider taking the day off or changing plans Friday. Or at least plan for a longer commute.
Filming for the movie “Transformers 3” will shut down the Mag Mile from 8 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Monday between Ontario Street and Wacker Drive. Lower Michigan Avenue will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday from Lower Wacker Drive to Hubbard Street.
The street closures will affect 22 bus routes. Gulp. The CTA also warns at the bottom of that same page that “estimated arrival times for buses that are temporarily rerouted may not
be available via the Bus Tracker web site.” So, be warned.
I was very critical of closing Michigan Avenue for Oprah’s anniversary show last year. It seems like I should be critical of this, but I’m not. It might have something to do with the $20 million boost to the economy that this film shoot gives Chicago.
(Photo from Cars.com via Chicago Tribune)