Just a reminder that only 2 roads will close in Carbondale during Eclipse weekend and only part of those. Washington between Main and Walnut will close for the Eclipsefest concerts and Hospital Drive between Illinois and University will close for the Marketplace. Incidentally, Hospital Drive is the short street that runs just north of the FirstMid Bank building and is so named because Memorial Hospital used to stand on the grounds where FirstMid is located:
The City of Carbondale would like to remind eclipse goers that all major roads in Carbondale will remain open during the eclipse.
Washington Street between Main and Walnut streets will be closed starting on Friday, August 18 at 7 a.m. due to preparations for Shadow Fest. The closure will remain in effect until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22.
A portion of W. Hospital Drive between S. Illinois and S. University avenues will also be closed starting on Friday, August 18 at 7 a.m. due to preparations for the Eclipse Marketplace. The closure will remain in effect until Monday, August 21 at 9 p.m.
Route 13, U.S. Highway 51, Illinois Avenue and all other main thoroughfares are planned to be open throughout eclipse weekend.