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UPDATE: Taylor Street Closure & Detours: Aug. 20 to Sept. 20

Monday, August 9, 2021

Road Closure: Aug. 20 to Sept. 20

Due to the construction of a pedestrian bridge that will connect the new Outpatient Surgery Center & Specialty Clinics building to the University of Illinois Hospital, the section of Taylor Street directly in front of the hospital (between Hermitage Avenue to the east and Wood Street to the west) will be fully closed from 8 pm on Friday, Aug. 20, until 8 am on Monday, Sept. 20.

Eastbound and westbound traffic toward the hospital, and hospital patient drop-off, will be re-routed during this time.

Patient Drop-off
During the closure, we will be re-routing hospital patient drop-offs from the front of the hospital to the Emergency Department drop-off area located at southeast corner of the hospital. All ambulances and emergency vehicles will continue to have full access to our Emergency Department.

Westbound vehicles will turn right into the Emergency entrance, drop off patients, then exit onto southbound Paulina Street.

Eastbound vehicles will detour north onto Wood Street, turn right at Polk Street, right at Paulina Street, then turn right onto Taylor Street to approach the drop-off. Vehicles traveling from the south will follow this detour from Wood Street. Vehicles traveling from the north will join this detour at Polk Street.

Emergency vehicles will follow the same route as westbound vehicles.

Road Detours
Eastbound traffic on Taylor Street will detour north onto Wood Street, east on Polk Street, and south on Paulina before reconnecting with eastbound Taylor.

Westbound traffic on Taylor Street (excluding drop-off) will detour south onto Paulina Street, west on Roosevelt Road, and north on Wood Street before reconnecting with westbound Taylor.

Pedestrian Traffic & Public Transportation
The Hospital Main Entrance on Taylor Street still will be open to pedestrians.

Public transportation near the hospital will not be affected, and the following stops will be operating according to normal CTA scheduling.

  • CTA Polk Street Pink Line
  • #157 Bus Stop at Taylor/Paulina (westbound)
  • #157 Bus Stop at Taylor/Marshfield (eastbound)
  • #12 Bus Stop at Roosevelt/Paulina (eastbound/westbound)

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