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(Chicago) – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is hosting its 25th summit in Chicago, Illinois on May 20-21, 2012. Leaders from NATO member countries are scheduled to attend the two-day event.
Security and transportation plans for the summit have been developed by a partnership of local,state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies. This plan provides the general outlines for road closures, vehicular restricted zones, public transportation, charter vehicles and pedestrian routes. Specific questions regarding this transportation plan should be directed to the participating agencies as identified.
Road Closures, Parking and Pedestrian Restrictions
Road closures, parking restrictions and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the NATO Summit beginning in a limited capacity at 6 a.m.,Sunday, May 13 (parking restrictions only). Additional parking restrictions will go into effect on Tuesday, May 15 in limited areas near McCormick Place. Road closures and pedestrian restrictions will be implemented beginning at midnight, Saturday, May 19 (Friday midnight into Saturday). The affected roadways will open for evening rush hour on Monday, May 21.
In addition to the road closures and parking restrictions listed below, there will be intermittent traffic delays and temporary closures on interstate roads and throughout the downtown area beginning on Saturday, May 19, until Monday, May 21, to allow motorcades to travel to and from McCormick Place and other event sites. The major roadways affected by these intermittent closures include:
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Street parking will be prohibited beginning at 6 am, Sunday, May 13, until 11 p.m. Monday,May 21, at the following location:
Tuesday, May, 15, 2012
Street parking will be prohibited beginning at 6 am, Tuesday, May 15 until 11 pm, Tuesday, May 22 at the following locations:
Saturday, May 19, 2012 – Monday, May 21, 2012
Road closures and pedestrian restrictions will be implemented beginning at midnight, Saturday,May 19 (Friday midnight into Saturday). The affected roadways will open for evening rush hour on Monday, May 21:
Northern Museum Campus
Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium are scheduled to be open for business with limited parking on Saturday, May 19. Parking lots open on Saturday include the top three floors of Soldier Field North Lot and the Adler Planetarium parking lot. All parking lots will close at 5:30 pm following the closure of museums. If vehicles are still in lots they will be towed from the campus to an off-site city lot.
As of 6 p.m. Saturday evening, May 19, the Northern Museum Campus to include Northerly Island will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. All pedestrians and vehicles still on the campus at that time will be permitted to exit at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road.
Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium will be closed to the public on Sunday, May 20.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The following roads will be closed:
The following parking lots will be closed to museum campus patrons:
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 6 p.m. until Sunday, May 20 at midnight (Sunday midnight into Monday)
The following roads will be closed:
McCormick Center (Street closure will merge with McCormick Center street closures)
Street parking will be prohibited at the following locations:
The following parking lots will be closed:
On Saturday, May 19, 2012, there will be intermittent road closures starting at 6 pm at:
No street parking will be allowed beginning at 2 pm, Saturday, May 19 until midnight, Sunday, May 20 (Saturday midnight going into Sunday).
Chicago Cultural Center & Art Institute of Chicago
No street parking will be allowed beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 19 until midnight, Sunday, May 20 (Saturday midnight into Sunday):
Beginning at midnight, Sunday, May 20 (Saturday midnight into Sunday) the following road will be closed until 11 p.m.:
Beginning at 4 p.m, Sunday, May 20, until 11 p.m., the following roads will be closed:
On Sunday, May 20, 2012, there will be intermittent road closures starting at 6 p.m.
An interagency airspace security plan will be implemented to provide secure airspace over the Chicago area during the NATO Summit. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight advisory listing enhanced restrictions was released April 18 (Notice #NOTC3675 -
http://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/noticeView.aspx?nid=3675). A Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) with additional details will be published at a later date.
Pilots are strongly encouraged to check NOTAMs frequently for possible changes prior to operations in the area or contact a Flight Service Station at 1-800-992-7433 to check for all current NOTAMs. Pilots may also contact FAA Systems Operations Support Center (SOSC) at 202-267-8276 or through the FAA’s website http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/liStreethtml.
The public will see an increased U.S. Coast Guard presence on the water during the NATO Summit. The Coast Guard's initiatives are one of the many layers of increased security during the summit. The Coast Guard will continue to perform its standard missions of search and rescue and law enforcement in addition to their homeland security responsibilities.
The following maritime security zone will be effective and enforced 24 hours a day between 8 a.m. on May 18, 2012, and 8 a.m. on May 22, 2012:
Security Zones B, C, and D, effective between 8 am on May 18, 2012, and 8 am on May 22, 2012, will have fewer restrictions than Zone A. Commercial and recreational traffic will be allowed access to these areas unless security measures need to be temporarily implemented.
Concerned maritime traffic can contact the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Representative via VHF-FM Channel 16.
All City of Chicago owned or operated bridges over the Main, South and North Branches of then Chicago River will be closed to masted navigation between 7 am on May 18, 2012 through 7 am on May 21, 2012.
Commuter Rail Lines and Public Transit
Commuter rail lines in Chicago will not be closed to riders during the NATO Summit. However, passengers should plan for delays as trains approach and pass through the McCormick Place stop due to necessary security measures.
The McCormick Place stop will be closed on both Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21. Other stations may be closed as needed. Additional information on route changes during the NATO Summit will be available online via Metra at http://www.metrarail.com and the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District at http://www.NICTD.com.
Changes to bus routes within the vehicle and pedestrian restricted areas will be necessary.Information on route changes will be available on the Chicago Transit Authority website at http://www.TransitChicago.com.
The Chicago NATO Host committee will use Notify Chicago as a resource for communicating useful summit related information on street closures, traffic disruptions and more.
Individuals may sign up for Notify Chicago through the City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications website to receive message alerts via text message or voicemail related to extreme weather alerts, traffic disruptions, health alerts and major incidents.The free subscription can be completed in a matter of minutes by visiting http://www.notifychicago.org. This is a free City of Chicago service, though text message rates may apply based on cell phone provider.
Information and updates for the 2012 NATO Summit will be available online through the following websites.
Additions or updates to this plan may be made prior to the start of the event.