Western Illinois University will be having their Homecoming Parade traveling through the streets of Macomb on October 4th 2014. Be aware that this will alter travel ways and parking throughout the city that day from 5:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m.
The parade participants will be lining up on W. Jefferson St. on October 4st, 2014. Expect W. Jefferson St. to be closed, from Ward St. to Randolph St., beginning at 7:00 AM.
Parking will be temporarily prohibited on W. Jefferson St., but will be reinstated after the event has ended. Residents on W. Jefferson St. should expect an increase in traffic. It may be difficult for residents to exit their driveways. We suggest using the alleyways behind houses, if one exists, or park your cars a block away, on Washington St. or Piper St., if you expect to leave before, or during the parade.
A detour of Hwy 136/67 will start at 10:00 a.m. routing traffic around on West University Drive to Wigwam Hollow Road until the event is concluded. The bypass will be closed from the intersections of Johnson and Jackson Street to Lafayette and Calhoun Street intersection.
Also at 10:00 A.M. the intersection of Wigwam Hollow will be closed for traveling east on Adams St. Southbound traffic will also be prohibited from the intersection of Murray St. and Western Ave. during the parade.
Local traffic trying to commute across town is advised to travel east and west on Grant Street to avoid the congestion the parade provides.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience or disruption this provides in your weekend travels.
Macomb Police Dept.