SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE
The 2010 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Homecoming Parade is set to begin at 9:30a.m. on Saturday, October 09, 2010. The City of Carbondale Police Department is announcing the parade will require vehicular traffic on Illinois Route 51 (S. Illinois Avenue & S. University Avenue) south of W. Walnut Street to Pleasant Hill Road to be re-routed beginning at 9:00 a.m.
All lanes of traffic on S. Illinois Avenue from Pleasant Hill Road north to Walnut Street and all lanes of S. University Avenue from Walnut Street south to Mill Street will be closed for the parade. The Mill Street underpass will also be closed. E. Mill Street will be blocked off between S. Illinois Avenue to S. Lincoln Street.
The parade will assemble and stage on E. Mill Street between S. Lincoln Street and S. Illinois Avenue. This street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
The detour for northbound traffic will begin at Pleasant Hill Road, where it will turn east and proceed to S. Wall Street. Traffic will turn north onto S. Wall Street and continue to E. Main Street, where it will turn west. Traffic will proceed to N. Illinois Avenue (Route 51) and turn north.
The detour for southbound traffic will begin at W. Walnut Street, where it will turn east and proceed to S. Wall Street. Traffic will turn south onto S. Wall Street and continue to Pleasant Hill Road, where it will turn west. Traffic will proceed to S. Illinois Avenue (Route 51) and turn south.
The parade begins on S. Illinois Avenue at E. Mill Street. The parade will proceed north on S. Illinois Avenue to W. College Street, where it will turn west and travel to S. University Avenue. At S. University Avenue the parade will turn south and will pass the reviewing stand located near Quigley Hall on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The parade will continue south on S. Illinois Avenue to Lincoln Drive, where it will disband. All streets located within the area temporary street closure will remain closed until the entire parade has cleared S. Illinois Avenue.