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:

TRANSPORTATION ALERTS:

CTA- Operating on Sunday/Holiday schedule Friday, July 3: http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=3436

Metra- Modified Schedules this weekend: http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/service_updates/july-3rd-early-quit-schedules.html

Tollway Construction In Place This Weekend: http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/15899/20150630+-+Illinois+Tollway+Prepares+for+5.9+Million+Vehicles+Traveling+This+Fourth+of+July+Holiday+Weekend.pdf

IDOT Construction In Place This Weekend:

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/About-IDOT/News/Press-Releases/6-30-15%20Fourth%20of%20July%20Lane%20Closures.pdf

EVENTS IMPACTING TRAFFIC THIS WEEKEND:

Navy Pier Fireworks
Saturday, July 4

Getting there: https://1t9gqf1rdexwil9k1rrz1j111-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Navy-Pier-4th-Of-July-Guest-Advisory-2015-v2.pdf

Public Transportation: http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=3436

http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/service_updates/service_to_navy_pier.html

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

Public Transportation:

CTA-
http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=3436

METRA-http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/utility_landing/newsroom/newsroom_archive/2011NewsroomArchive/bears_fans_add_metratoyourgameplan.html

More information:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/oem/provdrs/emerg_mang/news/2015/july/chicago-hosts-this-weekends-fare-thee-well-grateful-dead-concert.html

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: http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/popdest/sports.aspx

http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/service_updates/baseball_in_chicago.html

Cubs

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: http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/popdest/sports.aspx

http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/service_updates/baseball_in_chicago.html

The Chosen Few
Saturday, July 4
Jackson at 63Rd

Expect closures on Hayes Drive from LSD to Cornell

http://chosenfewdjs.com/the-picnic/attending-the-picnic/

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 (http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=3436)

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/taste_of_chicago0.html

For real-time traffic updates, go to wgntv.com/traffic or follow @WGNtraffic on Twitter.

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