Jul 19 2015

Chicago: Road Closures

 Information on this page is for the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon.  All information provided on this page is subject to change.

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Be Aware. Plan Ahead.

Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.

  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half  Marathon presented by HumanaVitality will bring more than 18,000 runners and walkers to Chicago, in addition to tens of thousands of spectators, family and friends.
  • To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
  • Join the festivities! Chicago residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place, volunteer during race weekend and/or line the course to cheer runners.

Road Closures

Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 6:00 am and 11:15 am. At 6:00 am, Police and event personnel may implement a soft closure along the entire race course. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners. Please follow the discretion of a traffic controller if present. After the race starts at 6:15 am the streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. Please review the course map and road closure grid for more information. Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.

Interactive Road Closure Map

This map outlines the road closures, highlights alternate routes and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners. Please follow the discretion of a traffic controller if present. Google Maps does NOT take into account the road closures on race day. To request assistance with alternate directions please contact the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon community relations team by completing the community contact form.

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Alternate Access Routes -

 

 *Alternate Access Directions to the Museum Campus & Burnham Harbor:

To enter Museum Campus:

  • From Northbound Lake Shore Drive:
    • Turn right on E Waldron Drive and proceed to parking.
  • From Southbound Lake Shore Drive:
    • Continue past the Museum Campus and exit at Oakwood Blvd.
    • Turn left on E Oakwood Blvd, and left to merge onto US41N/S Lake Shore Drive.
    • Turn right on E Waldron Drive and proceed to parking.

To exit Museum Campus:

  • Use E McFetridge Drive to access northbound Lake Shore Drive.
  • For access to southbound LakeShore Drive make a U-turn at E Balbo Avenue.

 

*Alternate Access Directions to  31st Street Harbor:

To enter 31st Street Harbor:

From Southbound Lake Shore Drive:

  • Exit on 31st and turn left on E 31st Street.
  • Continue straight for harbor parking.

For Northbound Access use: 

        I-55N/Stevenson Expy

           -Take the US 41 S/Lake Shore Dr S Exit

           -Merge onto US 41/S Lake Shore Dr and take the 31st St. Exit

           -Continue straight for harbor parking

        I-90W/I-94W

           -Take exit 53C on the left to merge onto I-55N/Stevenson Expy toward Lake Shore Drive and follow the directions above.

To exit 31st Street Harbor:

  • Use westbound access lane on 31st St for access to southbound Lakeshore Drive.

 

No Parking

Streets along the race route will be marked as “No Parking – Tow Away Zones.”  Please adhere to the dates and times posted; all zones will be enforced.  A complete list of no-park zones will be available soon.

For More Information

If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.