Chicago police released a new strategy Friday that will aim to boost traffic and entertainment on this weekend’s Memorial Day holiday weekend, but will also likely result in downtown Chicago being shut down some of the weekend, according to a published report.
The Chicago Tribune reported in its Saturday edition that the city plans to reduce three major downtown intersections to one-way streets and close the Loop’s Michigan Avenue and Washington Street. It also plans to shut off the Lincoln Tunnel northbound to cars coming from the northbound Eisenhower Expressway, an action that is considered a “failure” in the city’s new plan to control traffic, the newspaper reported.
The Tribune said city officials rejected portions of the plan in favor of a weeknight closure to protect pedestrians, but added that it will still allow police to restrict the two busiest downtown intersections to one-way traffic during the afternoon rush.
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