Election rally street closures & parking bans

I-GO members who’ve reserved cars near Grant Park may want to take note of the following, which we pulled off a press release issued by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly’s office:

“The following are some of the parking restrictions, street closures and event guidelines that will be in place starting as early as Monday, November 3rd.

PARKING BANS:
Parking bans will be in effect from Lake Michigan to the Kennedy/Dan Ryan Expressway, as well as the Chicago River to the north to 22nd Street to the south Tuesday, November 4th after the PM rush hour.

Residents are advised to pay special attention to posted signs.

STREET CLOSURES:
On Saturday, November 1, 2008, Balbo Drive will be closed between Columbus Street and Lake Shore Drive.

After the November 3rd AM rush hour, Columbus Drive will be closed between Congress Parkway and Roosevelt Street.

After the PM rush hour, the closure will extend as far north as Randolph.

Please note that residents may see additional rolling closures throughout the Central Business District from Tuesday afternoon thru Wednesday morning.

(Rolling closures are intermittent and temporary street closures used for motorcades as they travel on city streets. They are enacted for security purposes only.”

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