Chicago drivers: Be aware of these closures, events this weekend

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From construction closures to festival closures to other events, there is a TON going on this weekend that will slow Chicagoans down on the roads. Here’s what you need to know:

KENNEDY CLOSURE

Friday 7/18, 10 p.m. to Monday 7/21, 5 a.m.

Kennedy Express lanes will be closed this weekend for continued work on the Ohio Bridge Project. In addition, the left lane will be blocked on the OB Kennedy from Jackson to Ogden.  The ramp from Jackson to the OB Kennedy will also be blocked.

DAMEN CLOSURE

Saturday 7/19 7:00 am-7:00 pm

Damen blocked for a block from Churchill to Willow for work on the Bloomingdale Trail project

ALT: Western

WILLOWBROOK

Saturday 7/19 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SB IL-83 approaching 63rd- Right lanes will be blocked for work. Expect delays.

BENSENVILLE

Saturday 7/19, 4 a.m. to Monday 7/21, 4 a.m.

Irving Park Rd blocked Mannheim to York for work on RR bridge. ALT: Higgins

FESTIVALS:

Pitchfork Music Fest at Union Park (7/18-7/20)

http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/guide/

CTA running extra service: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=23857

Taste of River North at Ward Park  (7/18-7/20)

http://www.tasteofrivernorth.com/#!info/c2dl

Expect closures on Erie, Larrabee and Kingsbury

Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Fest (7/19-7/20)

http://www.chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=302

Sheffield blocked btw Webster & Fullerton

Celebrate Clark St (7/19/7/20)

http://www.celebrateclarkstreet.com/

Clark St blocked btw Morse & Estes

BenFest (7/18-7/20)

http://www.BenFest.com

Leavitt/Irving Park Rd/Byron Street

CONCERTS

Billy Joel at Wrigley Field (7/18)

Blake Shelton at Wrigley Field (7/19)

Phish at Northerly Island (7/18, 7p; 7/19, 7p; 7/20, 7p)

CTA adding service: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/service_changes/weekend.aspx

OTHER EVENTS:

Rock N Roll Half Marathon (7/20, 6:30a)

View street closures here: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/chicago/course

CTA adding service: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/service_changes/weekend.aspx

Chicago Blackhawks Convention (7/18-7/20)

http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=94923

Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave)

White Sox at US Cellular Field (7/18, 7:10p; 7/19, 6:10p; 7/20, 1:10p)

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