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Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park, Bringing Downtown Street Closures

Motorists will need to find alternate streets through some areas of Downtown, with some closures scheduled until Aug. 6.

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DOWNTOWN — Lollapalooza will be back Thursday to Sunday in Grant Park, which means street closures, some of which already are in effect.

Balbo Drive will be closed between Michigan Avenue and DuSable Lake Shore Drive starting 8 p.m. Monday until Aug. 2. Balbo will remain closed between Columbus and DuSable through Aug. 6, according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Jackson Boulevard is closed between Michigan to DuSable starting 8 p.m. Monday until Aug. 2, and between Columbus to DuSable until Aug. 6.

Columbus Drive will be closed from Roosevelt Road to Randolph Street from 8 p.m Monday until Aug. 2. Also at 8 p.m Monday, northbound lanes on Columbus between 13th Street to Roosevelt will shut down until Aug 2.

Ida B. Wells Drive also will be closed Monday night through Aug. 2 between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.

Starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Monroe Street will be closed between Michigan and DuSable Lake Shore Drive until 6:30 a.m Aug. 2. 

Traffic control aides will direct motorists through the area, but city officials are urging people to use alternate routes through Downtown. 

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