Traffic Alerts

The Soldier Field north garage and the lot east of the Field Museum raise the parking fee to $22 (and occasionally more), payable with cash or credit card, as you enter when there's a game or other special event at the stadium or a concert on Northerly Island. ATMs are available in the garage. When the special-event fee is in effect, it often also applies to all Museum Campus parking facilities, and meters on Solidarity Drive might be bagged at the same time. Not all fee changes are announced ahead of time, especially during the summer.

Through Thursday, July 31. Lane closures on north- and southbound I-55.

Through Aug. 4. Grant Park is closed to traffic between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive and from Monroe to Roosevelt (including Congress Parkway) for Lollapalooza. Some closures continue until Aug. 7. Watch for additional lane closures, including the curb lane on Lake Shore Drive, during the three-day-weekend music festival. Expect bottlenecks in the right lane of southbound LSD approaching Roosevelt, along with increased pedestrial traffic around Grant Park.

Saturday, Aug. 2. Bears Family Fest. See Bears info below.

Friday, Aug. 8, to Monday, Aug. 11. Left lane of southbound Lake Shore Drive to I-55 closed. More lane closures on southbound I-55. 

Saturday, Aug. 9. The special-event rate of $22 in advance will go up to $30 in the afternoon due to a concert. 

Sunday, Aug. 10. The special-event rate of $22 in advance will go up to $30 in the afternoon due to a concert.

Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. Special events at Soldier Field mean parking will be $22 in advance.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. A run starting at Soldier Field may impact traffic patterns. Details to come.

Bears' Home Schedule
On the day of Chicago Bears home games, we strongly recommend taking public transportation. See below for routes or check

If you drive, expect a higher parking rate on these days — anywhere from $22 to $49 in advance — as well as extremely limited parking availability. For afternoon games, the Soldier Field north garage is often reserved for game ticketholders. Expect traffic congestion throughout the Museum Campus. Rerouting for traffic entering and leaving the campus is a strong possibility.

Sunday, Aug. 2. Parking will start at $22 in advance and possibly go higher as people arrive for the Bears Family Fest, which starts at 3 p.m. Expect heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic on the Museum Campus.

Friday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 8:25 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 15, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m.