Traffic advisory: Some roads to close for Fourth of July events

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The University of Illinois Police Department wants to remind community members and travelers that road closures will affect traffic in the campus area throughout Wednesday’s Fourth of July events.

The first set of road closures will begin at 8 a.m. on Kirby/Florida Avenue and Lincoln Avenue to accommodate the Youth Run and 5K events, followed by the Fourth of July parade. The parade is expected to end around 2 p.m.

Street closures on Kirby Avenue, First Street, Stadium Drive and St. Mary’s Road near Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall will begin around 5 p.m. to accommodate the evening entertainment, including the fireworks. The fireworks are expected to conclude around 9:45 p.m., and roads will reopen once traffic has been cleared.

For more information about specific locations of road closures, parking information, event schedules and more, visit the Champaign County Freedom Celebration website.