It’s celebration night! But, that does mean street closures…
Whether you’re celebrating in The Loop or just trying to get from one place to another, you should know that several bridges will be closed tonight for fireworks displays. These include the bridges on Clark, Columbus, Dearborn, Franklin/Orleans, LaSalle, Michigan, State and Wabash. Upper Wacker between Lake Street and Lake Shore Drive will also be effected and closed. These closures all begin at 11PM.
The Riverwalk will also see closures to the public today starting at 4PM. It will be closed entirely by 10PM. Everything is expected to return to normal by 12:30AM on January 1st.
My recommendation: take a train to get to where you need to go tonight. The CTA AND Metra are offering free rides today! Otherwise, you can expect plenty of traffic!