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Parts of Stevenson and Dan Ryan Expressway Close Early for NATO Summit

Fri May 18 2012 12:37 pm
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The Stevenson and Dan Ryan expressways will close earlier than originally planned tonight because of the NATO summit.

The Chinatown feeder ramp from the inbound Dan Ryan to the northbound Stevenson (I-55) will be shut down at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Some lanes on the northbound Stevenson north of the Dan Ryan will close at 10:30 p.m. Friday

The Stevenson will shut down completely between the Dan Ryan and Lake Shore Drive at midnight for the duration of the NATO Summit. Lake Shore Drive is also scheduled for closure from Balboa to 39th Street for the summit.

Listed here are potential traffic impacts Saturday, May 19th through 6 pm Monday, May 21st from the official Chicago NATO Summit website.

Lake Shore Drive (LSD) from 39th street to Balbo will be closed
Access to I-55 SB and access to LSD via 1-55 northbound will be closed
I-55 northbound from I-90/94 to LSD will be closed
Columbus Drive from Balbo to McFetridge will be closed
Roosevelt Road from Michigan Avenue to LSD will be closed
Indiana Avenue from 21st street to 25th Street will be closed
31st Street from Martin Luther King Drive to LSD will be closed
Martin Luther King Drive from Cermak to 26th street will be closed
Cermak from Michigan Avenue to Martin Luther King Drive will be closed
Ontario street from Orleans to Fairbanks will be intermittently closed
Ohio street from Orleans to Fairbanks will be intermittently closed
Clark street from Oak Street to Ontario will experience lane reductions
Dearborn street from Kinzie to Ontario Street will experience lane reductions

Metra restriction for safety measures
Riders may be subject to search and/or screening before boarding or while en route.

Riders may carry only one bag not exceeding 15 inches square and 4 inches deep. Boxes, parcels, luggage, backpacks and bicycles will not be allowed on trains. Banned items cannot be stored at Metra stations. They must be removed or they will be disposed of.

Riders may not carry any food on the trains. Liquids and personal effects (such as makeup) must be less than three ounces in size. This includes coffee and other beverages. Breast milk can be carried but is subject to inspection and should be declared during any screening.

Riders may not carry any type of tools, pipes, stakes, wood or weapons, including pocket knives and pepper spray, on the trains.

Law enforcement personnel must identify themselves and present their credentials and any weapons. Armed security guards will need to provide proper credentials and be subject to verification prior to boarding.

More information is listed via the Metra link below …

See also …

Metra NATO Summit Page …

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