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Expect Loop Traffic Snarls on Tuesday

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“Police say there are going to be major traffic snarls today in Chicago. They know because city officials plan to create the jams deliberately.

It amounts to a dress rehearsal for the traffic problems that are expected to result when construction work begins in mid-November at Block 37 on downtown State Street. The long-vacant block will become the site of a mixed-use development, including shops, restaurants, offices, a hotel and a residential tower.

The plan is to close some traffic lanes and sidewalks and reroute some Chicago Transit Authority bus lines from 5 am to 7 pm tomorrow to see how the construction project is likely to affect traffic.”

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