Traffic Detours, Parking Bans in Effect for St. Charles Holiday Parade

Traffic Detours, Parking Bans in Effect for St. Charles Holiday Parade

The 2017 St. Charles Holiday Homecoming Electric Christmas Parade is set to step off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, on Main Street (IL Route 64).

The parade starts at 6th and Main streets, travels east down Main Street and ends at 4th Avenue. Traffic on both Main Street and 2nd Street (IL Route 31) will be detoured beginning at 5:15 p.m.

A parking ban will be in effect on the detour route (Illinois Street, 7th Street, and State Street) as well as the parade route (Main Street) from 2 p.m. until about 7 p.m.

There will also be a parking ban in effect for the parade staging area consisting of:

  • Walnut Street between 3rd and 7th Streets
  • 4th Street between Illinois Street and Main Street
  • 5th Street from Illinois Street to Main Street
  • 6th Street from Illinois Street to State Street
  • Cedar Street between 5th and 7th Streets

The St. Charles Police Department is urging the public to exercise caution when driving or attending the parade, as the parade will be held after dark. Motorists are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes, as traffic delays could be lengthy.

There will be additional police and emergency management personnel assigned to the parade to help ensure public safety.

For more information regarding the parade, visit http://downtownstcharles.org/events/holiday-homecoming.

SOURCE: city of St. Charles news release

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