ROGERS PARK — Just when motorists thought they'd get a break, the CTA announced plans to shut down portions of three roads over the weekend, as repairs continue on crumbling Red Line train viaducts.
Until all lanes were reopened after Thanksgiving weekend, Sheridan Road had been reduced from four to two lanes of traffic under the Loyola train viaduct for most of November — causing nearly mile-long backups during rush hour.
Now CTA plans to close a portion of Sheridan Road just east of Devon Avenue, a common route for commuters heading downtown on Lake Shore Drive, according to Ald. Joe Moore's 49th Ward office.
Moore said the closures would make room for cranes to replace old rail tracks.
Moore recommends that motorists use either Ridge Avenue or Clark Street to bypass the expected snarled traffic.
The CTA also will close the portion of Rosemont Avenue under the viaduct.
Farther north, near the closed Jarvis station, Sherwin Avenue will close at Greenview Avenue.
The track work is part of a greater effort to repair much of the century-old CTA Red Line on the Far North Side.