Road Closures

The 38th annual Chicago Triathlon is scheduled for the weekend of August 28-30, 2020. Several streets throughout downtown Chicago and north side parks will be impacted by road closures, public transit reroutes and traffic detours. The full list is included below.

During this year’s bike portion, all southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive will be closed to traffic on Sunday, August 30, between 5:00 AM and 12:00 PM, from Hollywood Avenue to Randolph Street.

Life Time Fitness has worked with the relevant City agencies and impacted Aldermanic offices to message this closure. Should you have specific questions about the traffic impact or road closures, please contact the office below.

Saturday, August 29

Area Closure
Simonds Drive: Foster Ave to Montrose
All lanes closed to traffic
Saturday, 8/29 @ 5:00 AM until Saturday, 8/29 @ 12:00 PM
Lake Shore Drive, Randolph St Exit Ramp
Northbound exit ramp only
Saturday, 8/29 @ 11:00 AM until Sunday, 8/30 @ 4:00 PM
Columbus Drive: Roosevelt to Balbo
All lanes closed to traffic
Saturday, 8/29 @1:00 PM until Sunday, 8/30 @ 7:00 PM


Sunday, August 30

Area Closure
Lake Shore Drive: Randolph to Hollywood
All southbound lanes (northbound remains open)
Sunday, 8/30 @ 5:00 AM until Sunday, 8/30 @ 12:00 PM
Lower/Intermed. Wacker Dr: Jackson to Lake Shore
All lanes closed to traffic (no obstruction to Upper Wacker Dr.)
Sunday, 8/30 @ 6:30 AM until Sunday, 8/30 at 11:20 AM
McCormick Place Busway: Entire Route
Closed to motor coach and vehicle access  
Sunday, 8/30 @ 6:30 AM until Sunday, 8/30 @ 11:45 AM
Intermediate Columbus Dr: Randolph to Water St
Northbound lanes closed
Sunday, 8/30 @ 6:30 AM until Sunday, 8/30 @ 12:00 PM
Lower Columbus Dr: Randolph to Wacker Dr
All lanes closed
Sunday, 8/30 @ 6:30 AM until Sunday, 8/30 @ 11:45 AM
Intermediate Randolph: Columbus Dr. to Lakefront
All lanes closed to traffic; exceptions for local traffic
Sunday, 8/30 @ 5:00 AM until Sunday, 8/30 @ 12:30 PM

Additional Details

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