The best ways to get to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show – Chicago … – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017

Traffic, construction, confusing GPS directions from your smartphone? All of these obstacles might be faced when getting to McCormick Place for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, but fear not. Take your time, create a plan and save time, money and aggravation along the way.

If you have an iPhone, be wary of the pre-loaded Maps app, which won’t display accurate results for the Chicago Auto Show, leading you instead to places such as the city of Chicago Auto Pound or Chicago Auto Center if you’re not paying attention. Be sure to search “McCormick Place” for more accurate options, including routes that might add about five minutes to your commute but will allow you to avoid the construction on Lake Shore Drive. Google Maps provides faster, local routes particularly if you’re coming from the south. For example, Google Maps recommends exiting at the 35th or 31st Street exits and taking 26th Street toward King Drive, a route that clocks in at around 12 minutes after exiting the Dan Ryan Expressway.

The official 2017 Chicago Auto Show app links its directions tab to Google Maps, and refreshes to account for changing traffic patterns.

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