Take Note of Road Closures for Corn Fest This Week


cornfest-logo-2015Corn Fest will be held in downtown DeKalb August 28-30th, 2015. The following serves as a notice for the road closures during the week leading up to the festival.

The carnival will be located in the city lots of Glidden, Ellwood, and Haish, which are located between Oak and Locust Street off of 2nd and 3rd Street. The carnival will also be in the parking lots of Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, Frontier Communications, Russ Burns Law Office and the employee parking lot of the DeKalb Public Library. These parking lots will close Tuesday, August 25th at 6pm and will remain closed until Sunday Aug. 30th at 11pm for carnival set up and tear down.

ridesatniteClosures beginning on Thursday, August 27th at 12pm are as follows:
– Lincoln Hwy. between 1st and 4th Street
-2nd Street from the railroad tracks north to Oak Street
-3rd Street from the railroad tracks north to Oak Street with the exception of traffic from First State Bank that will exit on to 3rd Street to Locust Street to proceed to 4th Street until Saturday, August 29th at noon.
-The city parking lot behind the DeKalb Chamber (Embree Lot). A limited number of parking spaces will be open for customers in front of Barb City Bagels.

Closure beginning on Thursday, Aug. 27th at 3pm:
Locust St. between First and Third St. due to Farmer’s Market.

Please Note: Locust Street will remain partially open to First State Bank customers only. This is to accommodate the drive-thru area which is open until noon on Saturday. Locust Street (drive-thru area to 4th Street) will be closed Saturday, August 29th at noon until Sunday, August 30th at 9 pm.

There will be signs posted by the City of DeKalb in advance as a reminder. The DeKalb Police Department will start towing any vehicles that are in these lots at the time the closures begin. Any vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The city lots at 4th and Grove and 2nd and Grove will remain open throughout the festival. There will also be street parking on Locust Street on the east side of 4th Street available for use.

We would like to thank everyone in advance for your patience and understanding! We look forward to another great Corn Fest in downtown DeKalb, If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (815) 748-2676.


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