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July 4 Fireworks Traffic Update

From Alderman Mary Ann Smith:
As reported before, Chicago’s July 4th Fireworks will take place in three locations this year, including on the lakefront between Lawrence and Foster. The 15 minute display will begin at 9:00 p.m.

The following is the latest information on parking and traffic control:
1. There will be no parking on the east side of Marine Drive between Foster and Lawrence or at the Margate Park Field House as this will be the Command Post for police, fire, etc. There will be limited parking only at the Foster Avenue parking lot. This lot will be used for cooling buses, emergency medical services, etc.
2. There will be only limited CTA service east of Sheridan Road from Lawrence and to Foster. Currently, the CTA is planning on staging buses that will run a circuit from Foster to Montrose. However, the east-west route has not been finalized.
3. Street closings have not been defined, but streets will be closed as necessary.
4. Residents are advised to have identification with their home addresses. If possible, be able to show you have reserved parking available.
5. Employees of businesses in the area, especially hospitals, residential buildings and nursing homes near Sheridan Road should be sure to have their employee identification with them to show traffic control personnel.
We hope you enjoy the fireworks and have a safe holiday weekend.

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