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Corn Fest celebration means downtown road closures

August 27, 2014

CF_logo_14Organizers of DeKalb’s Corn Fest announced street and parking lot closures occurring in conjunction with the festival, which runs from Friday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Aug. 31, in downtown DeKalb.

According to organizers, the carnival area will occupy the city lots of Glidden, Ellwood and Haish – located between Oak and Locust Street off of Second and Third streets – in addition to the Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home and Frontier Communications lots. These parking lots will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 1, for carnival set-up and take-down.

The following closures will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.:

  • road_closedLincoln Highway between First and Fourth Sstreets
  • Locust Street between Second and Fourth streets
  • Second Street, from the railroad tracks north to Oak Street
  • Third Street from the railroad tracks north to Oak Street, with the exception of traffic from First State Bank, which will exit on to Third Street to Locust Street to proceed to Fourth Street until noon Saturday, Aug. 30.
  • The city parking lot behind the DeKalb Chamber, Embrey Lot. A limited number of parking spaces will be open for customers of Chesapeake Bagel.

Note: Locust Street will remain partially open to First State Bank customers only. This is to accommodate the drive-thru area, which is open until noon on Saturday. Locust Street (drive-thru area to Fourth Street) will be closed from noon Saturday, Aug. 30, until 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.

There will be signs posted by the City of DeKalb in advance as a reminder. Any vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The city lots at Fourth and Grove and Second and Grove will remain open throughout the festival. There will also be street parking on Locust Street on the east side of Fourth Street available for use.