NFL Draft Creates Road Closures in Chicago
The NFL Draft is just hours away and with all of the festivities and space needed, commuters in Chicago will be facing many challenges. Here's a quick recap of roads that are closed and you'll have to avoid.
Chicago will be the epicenter of the NFL this weekend. Here are the closures and problem area facing drivers. Columbus Drive is closed from Balbo Avenue to Jackson Boulevard, as crews put the finishing touches on Draft Town in and around Grant Park.
The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night at the Auditorium Theatre and runs through Saturday.
Although tickets are required to get into the theater, admission to the football fan town in Grant Park is free. Outdoor activities are planned for the entire event.
According to ABC7 WLS Chicago, The Columbus Drive closure will be in effect until May 4. Congress Parkway is closed between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive through May 8.
Additional closures will be in effect from 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. on April 30:
-Michigan Avenue between Balbo Avenue and Jackson Boulevard
-Wabash Avenue between Harrison Street and Jackson Boulevard
-Van Buren Street between Michigan Avenue and State Street
-Congress Parkway between Michigan Avenue and State Street
City officials advise drivers to plan alternate routes and to stay out of no-parking zones during the entire draft or be ready to have your car towed.
Be safe and as always, use caution around NFL TOWN this weekend.