NASCAR Chicago Street Race: A look at the street closures in effect this weekend

The 2024 NASCAR Chicago Street Race is set to begin Saturday, with drivers preparing to wind through a 12-turn, 2.2-mile course around many of the city’s iconic landmarks.

With race weekend underway, closures on many of downtown Chicago’s streets remain in effect, with DuSable Lake Shore Drive among the roadways impacted.

Some closures will also continue beyond race weekend, with the completion of NASCAR-related demobilization scheduled to be completed by the end of the day on July 18.

The race has also shifted the timelines for the Taste of Chicago festival — which typically takes place in July — to September.

Here are the street closures in effect for this weekend:

Chicago street closures July 6, 7

Southbound DuSable Lake Shore Dr. from Randolph St. to McFetridge Dr.

Northbound DuSable Lake Shore Dr. from McFetridge Dr. to Randolph St.

Northbound Michigan Ave. from Roosevelt Rd. to Jackson Dr.

Southbound Michigan Ave. from Jackson Dr. to 8th St.

Monroe St. from Columbus Dr. to DuSable Lake Shore Dr.

Columbus Dr. from Roosevelt Rd. to Monroe St.

Roosevelt Rd. from DuSable Lake Shore Dr. to Michigan Ave.

Jackson Dr. from Michigan Ave. to DuSable Lake Shore Dr.

Balbo Dr. from Michigan Ave. to DuSable Lake Shore Dr.

Ida B. Wells Dr. from Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr.

Congress Circle from Harrison St. to Van Buren St.

Northbound Indiana Ave. from Roosevelt Rd. to 13th St.

Post Place: Entrance and exit of Lower Wacker Dr.

Garvey Ct.: Entrance and exit of Lower Wacker Dr.

Street closures already in place

Monday, June 10 : Ida B. Wells Dr. will close from Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr. starting at 12:01 a.m. to allow for construction of the main viewing areas; and limited parking restrictions will be put in place along southbound Columbus Dr. between Jackson Dr. and Balbo Dr.

: Ida B. Wells Dr. will close from Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr. starting at 12:01 a.m. to allow for construction of the main viewing areas; and limited parking restrictions will be put in place along southbound Columbus Dr. between Jackson Dr. and Balbo Dr. Wednesday, June 26 : Northbound traffic lane closure on Congress Circle.

: Northbound traffic lane closure on Congress Circle. Thursday, June 27: Curb lane closure of Columbus Dr. between Jackson Dr. and Roosevelt Rd.

Curb lane closure of Columbus Dr. between Jackson Dr. and Roosevelt Rd. Thursday, June 27 : Closure of Jackson Dr. between Michigan Ave. and Columbus Dr.

: Closure of Jackson Dr. between Michigan Ave. and Columbus Dr. Friday, June 28: Closure of Balbo Dr. from Columbus Dr. to DuSable Lake Shore Dr. (intersection will remain open).

Closure of Balbo Dr. from Columbus Dr. to DuSable Lake Shore Dr. (intersection will remain open). Friday, June 28 : Full closure of Balbo Dr. from Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr.

: Full closure of Balbo Dr. from Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr. Saturday, June 29: Southbound lane closure on Columbus Dr. from Balbo Dr. to Roosevelt Rd.

Reopening schedule

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The northbound section of DuSable Lake Shore Dr. is set to reopen on Monday, July 8 at 6 a.m., with select streets gradually reopening following the conclusion of the event.

A priority will placed on reopening DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.

Street closures will remain in place until the track wall, fence and viewing structures are demobilized, with activities expected to include by July 18.

Streets open with local access only

The following streets will remain open with local access only for residents, businesses and their employees, with sidewalks remaining open through the course’s set-up and teardown processes.

Southbound Michigan Ave. from Monroe St. to Jackson Dr.

Southbound Michigan Ave. from 8th St. to Roosevelt Rd.

8th St. from Wabash Ave. to Michigan Ave.

9th St. from Wabash Ave. to Michigan Ave.

11th St. from Wabash Ave. to Michigan Ave.

Balbo Dr. from Wabash Ave. to Michigan Ave.

Harrison St. from Wabash Ave. to Michigan Ave.

Ida B. Wells from Wabash Ave. to Michigan Ave.

Jackson Blvd. from Wabash Ave. to Michigan Ave.

Van Buren St. from Wabash Ave. to Michigan Ave.

Monroe St. from Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr.

Southbound DuSable Lake Shore Dr. from Randolph St. to Monroe St.

Northbound Michigan Ave. from 13th St. to 16th St.

Northbound Indiana Ave. from 14th St. to 16th St.

Columbus Underpass and the Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Path will remain open throughout the event (this includes Monroe St. and Roosevelt Rd.).

Pedestrians traveling west must utilize and access sidewalk on the north side of Monroe St., Roosevelt Rd. or Columbus Dr. underpass only.

Available alternate routes

The following alternate routes are available, though officials state additional streets may be closed by the City of Chicago “if deemed necessary”:

DuSable Lake Shore Dr. Northbound will remain open from South Shore Dr. to I-55 merger.

To visit the Museum Campus from the South: Exit DuSable Lake Shore Dr. at 31st St. and utilize Fort Dearborn Dr. to proceed north and access 18th Dr.

To visit the Museum Campus from the North: Access Stevenson Expressway (I-55N)/ and merge onto N/DuSable Lake Shore Dr. Exit at 18th Dr.

DuSable Lake Shore Dr. Southbound will remain open from Hollywood Blvd. to Randolph St.

Inner DuSable Lake Shore Dr. will remain open in both directions.

Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) will remain open in both directions.

Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) will remain open in both directions. Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) will remain open in both directions.

Stevenson Expressway (I-55) will remain open in both directions.

What streets are remaining open?

State Street

Dearborn Street

Clark Street

LaSalle Street

Wells Street

Franklin Street

Upper Wacker Drive

Lower Wacker Drive

Randolph Street

Washington Street

Madison Street

Roosevelt Road west of Michigan Avenue

18th Street

More information on this year’s NASCAR Chicago Street Race can be found here.

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