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City to restrict parking Homecoming weekend

October 8, 2012

Photo of a "NO PARKING" sign on a green surfaceThe DeKalb Police Department has announced changes to parking restrictions for Homecoming weekend.

The changes, which are the same as in recent years, allow for increased visibility and “safer traffic flow on Greek Row streets that are rather narrow,” according to a news release from the department.

The restrictions, which take place beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and continue through 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, are as follows:

  • No parking on the south side of Edgebrook Drive. There are no restrictions on the north side of the street.
  • No parking on the south side of Greenbrier Road. Parking is only allowed on the north side of the street.
  • Parking will be allowed on the west side of Russell Road only, with no restrictions the entire length of the road.

Signs will be posted to reflect the changes.

Additionally, the city will temporarily close roads along NIU’s Homecoming parade route.  The parade–which will proceed from campus to Greek Row and back for a bonfire and pep rally adjacent to the DeKalb Nature Trail–will run from 5:30-7 p.m.  The roads will be closed a half hour prior to the start of the parade.

The parade route begins on Stadium Drive, turning east on Lucinda, north on Russell to Greenbrier.  The parade then proceeds on Greenbrier to Hillcrest east to Blackhawk and north to Ridge.  The parade route continues east on Ridge and south on Normal back to Lucinda.  From there, participants will proceed east on Lucinda to Kishwaukee Drive behind the Engineering Building to the site of the bonfire and pep rally that follow.

For more information about the road closures and parking restrictions, call (815) 748-8400 or email [email protected].