Tips For Navigating Through Lolla, Lake Shore Drive March, Cubs Game Today

August 02, 2018 - 9:25 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Headed to Lollapalooza's first day or tonight's Cubs game? Plan ahead.

A march along Lake Shore Drive could make an already tough commute even more challenging.

Here are some tips to make your travel a little easier.

If you're headed north:

An anti-violence march could snarl traffic on Lake Shore Drive and streets near Wrigley Field.

Organizers of the protest said they will gather at Belmont at about 4 p.m.,  and head onto northbound Lake Shore Drive. It is not clear whether they plan to shut down the northbound lanes solely or the entire Lake Shore Drive. Expect southbound delays, as well. Organizers said that they plan to travel west on Belmont to Clark Street and north on Clark to the ballpark. Cubs play at 7:05p.m.

CTA officials and Chicago police warn people not to drive to the game. Expect closures between Fullerton/Irving Park and around Wrigley Field, including Clark, Addison, Belmont, Sheffield streets.

However, Ashland, Damen, Lincoln and Western avenues should get you around most delays.

CTA officials also say that stations and peak-direction trains may be busier than usual, and suggest shifting travel plans to avoid crowded times on the Red/Brown/Purple lines, or about 5 to 6 p.m. Train service may be preferable, they say, because busses could be delayed on city streets, as well. The Lake Shore Drive express bus, and North Side routes including the 22 Clark, 36 Broadway or 151 Sheridan, may be good ones to avoid.

If you're headed to Lollapalooza:

Chicago Sun-Times reports that all El rail routes -- except the Purple Line -- will boost service.

These bus routes run near the festival:

Sun-Times Media Wire & Chicago Sun-Times 2018 contributed to the report.