Aurora Police Announce Detours, Road Closures For Black Friday

Aurora Police Announce Detours, Road Closures For Black Friday

The Aurora Police Department is working in conjunction with the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall again this year to plan for this year’s Black Friday shopping event.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall’s Black Friday event will kick-off this year on Friday morning, Nov. 27, instead of Thursday night.

The Chicago Premium Outlet Mall will be adhering to Tier 3 COVID-19 mitigation guidelines in place throughout the State of Illinois. Parking and access to the mall will be limited to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

To help keep shoppers coming and going, APD’s Special Events Unit has been spending the past few months planning in conjunction with the Chicago Premium Outlets to make sure traffic stays moving and everyone stays safe.

Due to the expected heavy traffic, multiple detours and road closures will be put into effect starting at 4 a.m. Friday. Officers, volunteers from Aurora’s Emergency Management Agency and parking attendants will be posted throughout the detours to help direct customers around the mall.

The Chicago Premium Outlets will open at 6 a.m. for customers and stay open until 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27. On Saturday, Nov. 28, the mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Make sure to plan ahead and find the best route by going to www.aurora-il.org/BlackFriday to see interactive maps and find the best way to head to the mall.

The Aurora Police Department anticipates traffic delays in the area during these times and there will be some road closures to help with the flow of traffic in and out of the area. The following closures will go into effect from 4 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27:

  • Corporate Boulevard will be closed between Farnsworth Avenue and Church Road.
    (Businesses on Corporate Blvd. may be accessed by employees/visitors/deliveries from Church Road.)
  • Bilter Road will be closed between Church Avenue and Farnsworth Avenue.

Temporary closures may occur for the following roadways:

  • Southbound traffic on Farnsworth Avenue between Butterfield Road (IL Route 56) and Bilter Road.
  • Eastbound traffic on Bilter Road from Farnsworth Avenue.

Traffic conditions will be monitored on Saturday and temporary road closures may be put into place to help with traffic flow.

There will be no impact to people trying to enter the COVID-19 IDPH Community Based Testing Site, located on Farnsworth Avenue, directly across from the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall on Farnsworth Avenue.

Cars leaving the testing site will be required to go southbound on Farnsworth.

The latest information regarding closures will be posted in real-time on the Aurora Police Department’s Twitter: @AuroraPoliceIL and on the Aurora Alert Notification System.

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CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE EAST VIA I-88

Customers coming to the mall via I-88 with an I-PASS transponder are encouraged to use the Eola Road exit in order to access the shopping mall.

Customers will take this exit to Bilter Road, proceed west by turning left on Bilter, and will access the mall property via the north entrance of Sealmaster Drive at the traffic light.

Patrons will then be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE EAST WITHOUT AN I-PASS

Customers coming to the mall via I-88 without an I-PASS transponder should use the Farnsworth Avenue north exit in order to access the shopping mall.

Vehicles will merge onto Farnsworth via the off-ramp and stay in the furthest right-hand lane, accessing the mall property via the west entrance at the traffic light.

Customers will then be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE WEST VIA I-88

Customers, with or without I-PASS transponders, coming to the mall from the west via I-88 are encouraged to utilize the Farnsworth Avenue exit in order to access the shopping mall.

Vehicles will turn onto Farnsworth via the off-ramp heading northbound and maneuver into the furthest right hand lane.

Vehicles will access the mall property via the west entrance, which is Premium Outlets Boulevard, at the traffic light.

Customers will be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE NORTH VIA KIRK Road

Customers coming to the mall from the north via Kirk Rd. should continue across Butterfield Road (IL Route 56) and turn left at the traffic light onto Bilter Road.

Motorists should enter the mall by turning right at the following traffic light.

Due to traffic conditions, traffic personnel may be also direct motorists to continue south and enter the mall from the west entrance at Premium Outlets Boulevard. 

CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE SOUTH VIA FARNSWORTH AVENUE

Patrons coming to the event via Farnsworth Ave. from the south will access the mall property via the mall’s west entrance, which is Premium Outlet Blvd. Customers will then be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

NON-CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE NORTH VIA KIRK ROAD WISHING TO USE I-88

For non-customers that are coming from the north via Kirk Road who want to access I-88 are encouraged to access I-88 from either Eola Rd. or IL Route 59. These motorists should turn left (east) onto Butterfield from Kirk Road.

For I-88 access via Eola, motorists should use Bilter Road for westbound I-88 access and Diehl Road for eastbound I-88 access.

NON-CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE SOUTH VIA FARNSWORTH WISHING TO USE I-88

Non-customers who are coming from the south on Farnsworth Avenue who need to have access to I-88 will not have any limitations on accessing either eastbound or westbound on-ramps for I-88.

SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release