Traffic advisory: Kirby Avenue closed Oct. 18

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Kirby Avenue near Memorial Stadium will be closed beginning at noon on Friday, Oct. 18. It will reopen after the Fighting Illini football game on Saturday.

The closure of Kirby Avenue between First and Fourth streets is to accommodate television broadcast equipment setup for the football game on Saturday.

Other game day road closures will begin as normal at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Motorists are advised to plan another route for their afternoon commute on Friday. The University of Illinois Police Department appreciates the community’s patience and cooperation in advance of the event.