Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Evening Report - Rush Hour Weather, Traffic, and Transit



This LIVE, daily report brings you weather from AccuWeather in partnership with ABC 7, ABC 7 Radar Max 7, and National Weather Service - KLOT Office / Storm Prediction Center.

Traffic from the City of Chicago, IDOT & IDOT Traffic Cams

CTA / Metra news & system status comes directly from those agencies. Amtrak Chicago / Union Station information is courtesy of the Official Amtrak website and other trusted sources.



Mild to moderate traffic congestion on city streets in the inner-city, and just outside the Loop. Heavy congestion on Wacker from Lake to Van Buren and Lasalle from Lower Wacker to Jackson. Heavy congestion from Michigan & Ohio to Michigan & Randolph. Heavy congestion, Fairbanks & Chicago to Fairbanks & Illinois. On the near west side, heavy congestion from Ashland & Chicago to Ashland & Grand, then from Ashland & Washington to Ashland & Jackson.

Expressway Travel Times

Kennedy Expressway (I-90, I-90/94)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
Inbound Kennedy from O'Hare to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 40 24
Inbound Kennedy from Montrose to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 17 29
Inbound Kennedy from Ohio to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 3 23
Inbound Kennedy from O'Hare to Montrose 23 22
Inbound Kennedy Reversibles from Montrose to Ohio N/A N/A
Outbound Kennedy Reversibles from Ohio to Montrose 13 33
Outbound Kennedy from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange to O'Hare 32 33
Outbound Kennedy from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange to Montrose 20 24
Outbound Kennedy from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange to Ohio 5 14
Outbound Kennedy from Montrose to O'Hare 12 50

Edens Expressway (I-94)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
Inbound Edens from Deerfield Rd to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Kennedy) 51 29
Inbound Edens from Lake Cook to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Kennedy) 49 28
Inbound Edens from Dempster to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Kennedy) 38 23
Inbound Edens from Deerfield Rd to Montrose 34 30
Inbound Edens from Lake Cook to Montrose 33 27
Inbound Edens from Dempster to Montrose 21 19
Outbound Edens from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Kennedy) to Deerfield Rd 38 41
Outbound Edens from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Kennedy) to Lake Cook 36 38
Outbound Edens from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Kennedy) to Dempster 27 33
Outbound Edens from Montrose to Deerfield 18 55
Outbound Edens from Montrose to Lake Cook 16 55
Outbound Edens from Montrose to Dempster 7 55

Eisenhower Expressway (I-290)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
Inbound I-290 from Thorndale to I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange 54 28
Inbound Eisenhower from Wolf to I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange 38 22
Inbound Eisenhower from Harlem to I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange 13 41
Outbound I-290 from I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange to Thorndale 41 37
Outbound Eisenhower from I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange to Wolf 29 29
Outbound Eisenhower from I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange to Harlem 22 24

Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
Inbound Dan Ryan Express from 95th St to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 22 31
Inbound Dan Ryan (via Locals) from 95th St to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 20 33
Outbound Dan Ryan Express from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange to 95th St 18 37
Outbound Dan Ryan (via Locals) from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange to 95th St 16 43

I-57
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
Inbound I-57 from I-80 to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Dan Ryan) 38 41
Inbound I-57 from I-80 to Dan Ryan/95th St 17 51
Outbound I-57 from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Dan Ryan) to I-80 37 42
Outbound I-57 from Dan Ryan/95th St to I-80 19 43

Stevenson Expressway (I-55)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
Inbound Stevenson from I-355 to Dan Ryan 35 42
Inbound Stevenson from I-294 to Dan Ryan 21 46
Inbound Stevenson from Harlem to Dan Ryan 12 46
Outbound Stevenson from Dan Ryan to I-355 46 31
Outbound Stevenson from Dan Ryan to I-294 35 27
Outbound Stevenson from Dan Ryan to Harlem 26 21

Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
Inbound Bishop Ford from I-80 to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Dan Ryan) 35 40
Inbound Bishop Ford from I-80 to Dan Ryan/95th 14 52
Outbound Bishop Ford from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Dan Ryan) to I-80 35 40
Outbound Bishop Ford from Dan Ryan/95th to I-80 19 44

Kingery Expressway (I-80/94)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
Inbound Kingery from State Line to I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Dan Ryan Express) 38 44
Inbound Kingery from State Line to I-94/Bishop Ford 3 55
Outbound Kingery from I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Dan Ryan Express) to State Line 42 39
Outbound Kingery from I-94/Bishop Ford to State Line 7 33

Lake Shore Drive (US-41)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
Inbound North Lake Shore Dr from Bryn Mawr to Randolph 16 29
Outbound North Lake Shore Dr from Randolph to Bryn Mawr 12 40
Inbound South Lake Shore Dr from 55th St to Jackson 8 41
Outbound South Lake Shore Dr from Jackson to 55th St 12 37

Jane Addams Memorial (Northwest) Tollway (I-90)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
EB I-90 from Elgin to Schaumburg-Rt 53 15 55
EB I-90 from Schaumburg-Rt 53 to O'Hare Area 11 55
WB I-90 from O'Hare Area to Schaumburg-Rt 53 10 55
WB I-90 from Schaumburg-Rt 53 to Elgin 15 55

Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
EB I-88 from Aurora 61 to Oak Brook 16 60
WB I-88 from Oak Brook to Aurora 19 60

Veterans Memorial (North-South) Tollway (I-355)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
NB I-355 from I-80 to Boughton Rd 12 64
NB I-355 from Boughton Rd to Army Trail Rd 14 60
SB I-355 from Army Trail Rd to Boughton Rd 15 59
SB I-355 from Boughton Rd to I-80 13 64

Tri-State Tollway (I-294, I-94)
Travel Time Segment Travel Time (minutes) Speed (mph)
NB I-294 from I-80/163rd St to 83rd St 13 59
NB I-294 from 83rd St to Cermak/Roosevelt 11 56
NB I-294 from Cermak/Roosevelt to I-190/O'Hare 11 55
NB I-294 from I-190/O'Hare to I-94/Edens 13 58
WB I-94 from I-94/Edens to Waukegan 18 65
EB I-94 from Waukegan to I-94/Edens 18 66
SB I-294 from I-94/Edens to I-190/O'Hare 12 59
SB I-294 from I-190/O'Hare to Cermak/Roosevelt 21 31
SB I-294 from Cermak/Roosevelt to 82nd St 13 49
SB I-294 from 82nd St to I-80/163rd St 14 59
 
 

Some Harlem-bound Green and 54th/Cermak-bound Pink Line trains are operating w/residual delays after earlier door problem at Clinton.
Wed, Mar 29 2017 5:21 PM to TBD


All other train lines running normally

CTA Bus Routes have SEVERAL ALERTS IN PLACE



No systemwide alerts. One source reporting 52% of trains are late, average delay of 2 minutes. There are individual train line alerts in each district. See Metra's official site for those. 

 North & Northwest

Union Pacific

North Central

Milwaukee District North

Union Pacific North

West

BNSF

Union Pacific West

Milwaukee District West


South & Southwest

Metra Electric

Rock Island

Southwest Service

Heritage Corridor


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