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Chicago Ave. Bridge closes for repairs

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Drivers on Chicago’s Near North Side will want to steer clear of the Chicago Ave. Bridge at the North Branch of the Chicago River this week.

It’s closed from 9 a.m 5 p.m.  through Friday for emergency repairs to the bridge deck and support beams.

One lane of traffic will be open in each direction for cars the rest of the day.

The No. 66/Chicago Ave. bus will be rerouted during the day along Halsted, Division and Larrabee streets.

Pedestrians and bike riders will be able to use the bridge during the closures.