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Ellis Avenue closure between 56th and 57th Streets

A portion of Ellis Avenue will be closed between 56th and 57th Streets beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 17th at 8 a.m. to Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 5 p.m.

The campus community can expect the following during this timeframe:

--CTA routes 171 and 172 will be rerouted from 55th Street and Ellis Avenue to 55th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue; the CTA bus stop at 55th Street and Ellis Avenue will be temporarily unavailable.

--UC Shuttles will be rerouted around the street closure, please see Transloc, and the Transportation and Parking website for schedule detail.

--The sidewalk along the east side of Ellis Avenue will be closed; signage for alternate and accessible pedestrian routes will be in place.

--Work will be noisy at times.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Fifield, project manager, at 773.569.7320, or, or David Rift,, or 773.580.9651.

Click here for a map showing the location of work.