Fourth of July travel in Chicago area: Transportation alerts, events impacting traffic

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CHICAGO — Traveling out of town or downtown for the Fourth of July weekend? WGN traffic reporter Sarah Jindra rounds up the traffic information you need to know:


CTA- Operating on Sunday/Holiday schedule Friday, July 3:

Metra- Modified Schedules this weekend:

Tollway Construction In Place This Weekend:

IDOT Construction In Place This Weekend:


Navy Pier Fireworks
Saturday, July 4

Getting there:

Public Transportation:

Grateful Dead Concerts
Friday, July 3; Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 at 7 p.m.
Soldier Field

Public Transportation:



More information:

White Sox

US Cellular Field

The Sox host a weekend series with Baltimore at US Cellular Field with games at 7:10 p.m. on Friday (fireworks) and 1:10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Public Transportation:


Wrigley Field

The Cubs are also in town this weekend, playing the Marlins on Friday and Sunday at 1:20 p.m. and on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. (fireworks).

Public Transportation:

The Chosen Few
Saturday, July 4
Jackson at 63Rd

Expect closures on Hayes Drive from LSD to Cornell

Taste of Chicago
Wednesday, July 8- Sunday, July 12
Grant Park

Closures already in place on Columbus, Roosevelt to Monroe

More closures go into place July 3 on Congress from Michigan to Columbs and Jackson from Michigan to LSD, 6 CTA buses being rerouted (

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