Closures begin Wednesday on Washington Street in the Loop

(CHICAGO) Lanes closures will begin Wednesday on Washington Street between Wacker and Clark as part of the Loop Link project, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.

Beginning early Wednesday, crews will shift all traffic on eastbound Washington into two lanes along the north side of the street.

During the closures, all curbside loading and parking on Washington will be eliminated within the construction zone between Wacker and Clark, according to CDOT. However, access will be maintained to alleys and parking lots.

Additionally, the right turn from Washington to LaSalle will be eliminated.

Lane closures currently in place on Madison from Michigan to Wacker will remain in effect.

The Loop Link project is designed to modernize the downtown transit infrastructure, make bus travel faster and more reliable, and create a separation of bus, bike and regular traffic on a circuit between Union Station and Millenium Park. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.