Champaign’s traffic patterns altered for Illinois Marathon

By Colleen Vest

Traffic patterns throughout the city of Champaign will be altered for the Illinois Marathon on April 11.

Parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. and all restricted zones are marked with yellow signs, according to a press release. Vehicles parked in the restricted zones may be towed, starting at 2 a.m. on Saturday. For tow company information, contact the Champaign Police Department.

Partial and full road closures will occur along the marathon route throughout the day.

Full Road Closures (All times are approximate)

  • First Street between Hazelwood and Green (7:00 to 9:00 a.m.) and between White Street and Springfield Avenue (8:30 a.m. to noon)
  • Green Street between First Street and Wright Street (7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Wright Street between Green Street and John Street (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.)
  • John Street between Wright Street and Sixth Street (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.) and between McKinley Avenue and Crescent Drive (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
  • Fourth Street between Peabody Drive and Kirby Avenue (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.)
  • Kirby Avenue between First Street and Fourth Street (6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Partial Road Closure (All times are approximate)

  • Sixth Street between John Street and Pennsylvania Avenue (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.)
  • Main Street / Church Street between Walnut Street and State Street (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) open to local traffic only
  • Westbound lane of Sangamon Drive between Crescent Drive and Kenwood Road (8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  • Hessel Boulevard / Stadium Drive between Randolph Street and First Street (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Temporary stop signs will be setup at the following intersections:

  • Walnut and Logan
  • James Street and University Avenue
  • Elmwood Drive / Chicago Avenue and Springfield Avenue
  • Chicago Avenue and Green Street
  • Duncan Road and Sangamon Drive
  • Kirby Avenue and Maynard Drive
  • Duncan Road and Stoneybrook Drive
  • Prospect Avenue and Armory Street