5 Significant Street Closures for NASCAR Chicago Race

Chicago is gearing up for its upcoming NASCAR street race, and with just a week to go, the most significant closures around the event have begun. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Jackson Drive Closure
    On Sunday, June 27, Jackson Drive closed between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive, as officials prepare for the race.
  2. Roosevelt Road Lane Closures
    Starting on Monday, June 28, lane closures on eastbound Roosevelt Road will get underway. Congress Plaza Drive will also close on Monday morning.
  3. Resident and Business Access Only
    Starting on June 29, numerous streets will only allow access for residents and businesses, including 8th Street, 9th Street, 11th Street, and Harrison Street, among others.
  4. Michigan Avenue Closures
    Only residents and business employees will be allowed access to Michigan Avenue between Roosevelt Road and Balbo Drive on the northbound side and between Monroe and Jackson on the southbound side.
  5. Sequential Closures
    Closures will continue to happen in sequence, with DuSable Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Avenue among the primary roadways that crews will focus on first.

Residents are urged to utilize Randolph Street to travel between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive during the race preparation process. For more information on closures and times, visit NASCAR’s website.

The closures will continue through the race days on July 1 and 2 around Grant Park. With these significant street closures, race enthusiasts from around the city will have a thrilling and memorable experience.



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