City Warns Of Lollapalooza Traffic Impacts This Weekend
Lollapalooza is back in town bringing in lots of live music acts and entertainment and creating a lot of traffic in its wake.
The City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication (OEMC), the department responsible for overseeing Traffic Management, is warning drivers to avoid the areas adjacent to Grant Park where the annual cool, mega-hipster concert festival is taking place this weekend.
In an OEMC media advisory, the department is urging “the public to be aware of traffic disruptions and increased crowds in the area.”
Essentially, all the streets between Michigan Ave. and the lake, and Roosevelt to Monroe to be closed. But this means the impacted area will be much far reaching most likely causing traffic backups for blocks. The city is expecting a big turnout in excess of 100,000 attendees each day, which means increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.
The best advice is to avoid the area.
If you’re coming to the event take public transportation if possible or find a reasonably priced parking garage and hike or cab it over to Grant Park.