Tips on getting around construction if going to Chicago Auto Show

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CHICAGO -- Construction could slow you down trying to get to the auto show.

It’s happening right outside McCormick place at I-55 and Lake Shore Drive.

Crews are working to upgrade the interchange so the ramps are down to one lane.

Getting to the McCormick Place and Soldier Field lots, but if you want to park at those, highlighted in pink, it’ll be $15-$23.

To try and avoid the construction mess, head to the garage under Millennium Park for $18.

They’ll have a free shuttle to the show on weekends and president’s day.

There are also several public transportation options:

CTA’s new green line station at Cermak/McCormick place is about three blocks west of McCormick place.

And the #3king and #21 Cermak buses provide direct service.

You can also take Metra in special CTA shuttles will pick up passengers from Union Station. Ogilvie. And the LaSalle St Station from 8a-10:30p each day.

Metra’s electric trains and the South Shore’s trains from Indiana will also stop right at McCormick place.

So there are many options to get you here.. Again it all opens to the public on Saturday..and runs through Sunday, Feb. 21st.

It’s $12 for adults, $7 for seniors and kids, all kids under six are free.

 

WEB LINKS:

PARKING:

McCormick Place Lots: http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/about-the-show/directions-parking-public-transportation/#Parking

Millennium Park Garage & Shuttle: http://www.millenniumgarages.com/autoshow/

PUBLIC TRANSIT:

CTA bus & rail: http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=3518

Metra: http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/utility_landing/newsroom/newsroom/take-metra-to-the-chicago-auto-show.html

South Shore Trains: http://www.nictd.com/service-news

MORE INFORMATION ON GETTING TO THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW: http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/about-the-show/directions-parking-public-transportation/#Parking

 

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