How to avoid Memorial Day weekend traffic around Chicago
Whether you're headed out of town or staying home this Memorial Day weekend, you'll need a plan to avoid the expected surge in traffic.
What's happening: AAA estimates that 42.3 million Americans will travel during the holiday weekend — a 7% increase over last year.
Kennedy construction fuels new traffic patterns and habits in Chicago
Chicagoans are switching to side streets, trains and bikes to avoid Kennedy Expressway and DuSable Lake Shore Drive construction.
Driving the news: The Chicago Transit Authority has released new data showing a bounce in weekday morning ridership on the Blue Line by about 7,000 rides per week since Kennedy construction began in March.
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