Red Line construction makes it hard to get to White Sox games in 2013

Has the city of Chicago ever made it this difficult to get to the ballparks?


In all my days of going to the ballparks around Chicago, I can never remember it being so hard getting to a Cubs or White Sox game. Now over the course of the next four days, it’s going to get even worse with the Cubs and White Sox playing the traditional crosstown classic.

Now that the construction of the red line is in full swing and making it nearly impossible to get to U.S. Cellular Field, you can also add on summer road work, street fairs and usual bad Chicago traffic to make things that much more difficult.

Originally, the Red Line work was scheduled to be done on weekends over the course of the next four years. But the CTA decided to do it all in a condensed five months of full-time work, which will save $75 million and should have service restored in October.

How I wish the Red Line was the only problem getting to the stadiums in our city.

If you are driving into Chicago from NW Indiana, then you get to have fun dealing with the never ending construction on the Indiana toll road.

If you are coming from the Chicago suburbs, you’ll be slowed down by all the road construction on I-90, I-294, I-55, I-88 and I-355.

So while it’s bad enough watching the Cubs and White Sox lose this year, you also have to deal with the worst road and train construction in this city’s history.

Tags: Chicago Cubs Chicago Road Construction CTA Indiana Toll Road Red Line U.s. Cellular Field Wrigley Field