NORTH PARK — The pending closure of Foster Avenue between Pulaski and Cicero has forced the CTA to reroute the No. 92 Foster bus.
Crews are expected to begin work Wednesday rebuilding the Foster Avenue bridge over the Chicago River, causing a complete shutdown of the Pulaski-Cicero stretch through mid-October. All vehicular, pedestrian and cycling traffic will be prohibited.
While motorists are being detoured onto Lawrence Avenue during construction, the CTA has chosen Peterson as its alternate route in order "to lessen the impact on route travel times and to avoid adding congestion along Lawrence," according to spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski.
Eastbound buses will operate via Foster, Cicero, Peterson, Pulaski and Foster, with westbound buses traveling the reverse route.
Bus drivers will make announcements, Hosinski said, adding that riders are urged to allow extra travel time.
The bridge work will impede access to the Edens Expressway, Northeastern Illinois University, LaBagh Woods and Gompers Park among other destinations.
Cost of the project is approximately $310,000. The work is expected to extend the life of the bridge for what IDOT termed "many" years.
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