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NATO Event Causes Truck Traffic Snarls in Chicago


Alternate Trucking Routes NATO Summit 2012 ChicagoThe North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is hosting its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, which will mean road closures and parking restrictions downtown as well as traffic delays and temporary road closures on major streets and Interstate highways.

The Illinois DOT has said it’s best to avoid the city, especially downtown and South Loop. It’s also placing certain restrictions on oversize and overweight loads.

Effective May 18-22, all oversize and overweight loads are prohibited on the expressway and ramps on:

– All roadways from Damen Ave. East to Lake Michigan and from 39th Street North to IL 64 (North Ave.)
– I-90 Chicago-(Kennedy Expressway) I-90 to IL-64:
– I-94 Chicago-(Kennedy Expressway) I-90 (West junction )to IL-64
– I-190 Chicago O’Hare To I-90 (Kennedy Expressway)

Find out about all the routes that will be compromised by this event at Trucking Info.


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