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Sueños Chicago and Coldplay will cause street closures and increased traffic on Memorial Day weekend – NBC Chicago

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From music festivals and concerts to sporting events and the opening of the beaches, the city is ready for a busy Memorial Day weekend, complete with my street closures and heavy traffic expected.

Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications warned people traveling to the city for the holiday weekend to beware of additional crowds, resulting in different traffic patterns and likely delays.

OEMC also warned Chicgaoans to be aware of the surroundings and to immediately report any suspicious activity to 9-1-1.

Here are some of the events happening this weekend and the street closures:

Chicago Suenos Music Festival

The new music festival will run from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Grant Park. Here are the upcoming street closures:

  • Columbus Drive from Roosevelt Road to Ida B. Wells: Friday 7 p.m. to Monday 6 a.m.
  • Balbo Avenue from Columbus Drive to DuSable Lake Shore Drive: Friday to Thursday, June 2
  • Balbo Avenue from Columbus Drive to Michigan Avenue: Friday to Monday

These sidewalks will also be closed:

  • Eastbound and westbound sidewalks of Balbo Avenue, Columbus Drive to DuSable Lake Shore Drive: until Thursday, June 2
  • Eastbound and westbound sidewalks of Balbo Avenue, Columbus Drive to Michigan Avenue: Wednesday through Tuesday, May 31
  • Southbound sidewalk of DuSable Lake Shore Drive from Buckingham Fountain to Roosevelt Road: Wednesday to Tuesday, May 31
  • Southbound and northbound sidewalks of Columbus Drive from Roosevelt to Ida B. Wells: Wednesday through Tuesday, May 31

Coldplay Concert at Soldier Field

Although doors open at 5 p.m., the show is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and run until around 11:30 p.m.

“Concert-goers are encouraged to take public transportation, but if driving, they are encouraged to use the I-55NB/SB to get to Soldier Field,” OEMC said in a statement.

White Sox vs. Cubs game

The White Sox will face the Cubs again at Wrigley Field this weekend, starting at 6:10 a.m. Saturday and 1:10 a.m. Sunday. Traffic could be heavy around Wrigleyville at these times.

Open beaches

North Avenue and Oak Street beaches are scheduled to open for the summer season this weekend. However, no lifeguard will be on duty, so swimming will not be permitted.