With the 2015 NFL Draft starting Thursday in Chicago, drivers should be ready to tackle some traffic headaches downtown.

Road closings near Grant Park and Roosevelt University started at 6 a.m. Wednesday, with Congress Parkway closed to traffic between Michigan and Columbus until May 8, according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

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On Monday, Columbus Drive was shut down from Balbo to Jackson, and it will remain closed through May 4.

On Thursday, additional closings from 3 to 11 p.m. include:

  • Congress between Michigan and Columbus – including Congress Circle – until May 8.
  • Columbus between Balbo and Jackson until May 4.
  • Michigan between Balbo and Jackson.
  • Wabash between Harrison and Jackson.
  • Van Buren between Michigan and State.
  • Congress between Michigan and State.