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Route 71 Closed During Sunday Triathlon

Jul 15, 2014 07:18PM ● By Steven Jack
The Oswego Police Department would like to inform the public that on Sunday, July 20  from 6 a.m. to noon Illinois Route 71 will be closed from Orchard/Minkler roads to Plainfield/Washington Street.

The closure is for Triathlon hosted by Allied First Bank that will take place on this date. Detour routes have been established for motorists wishing to pass through.

East Bound Route 71 

*Route 71 to northbound Orchard Road to eastbound Route 34 (through downtown Oswego) back to the intersection of Route 34 at Route 71. (trucks and cars) 

Westbound Route 71 

*Route 34 westbound (through downtown Oswego) to southbound Orchard Road back to the intersection of Orchard Road at Route 71. (trucks or cars)


*Westbound Washington Street (cars only) to westbound Route 34 to southbound Orchard Road back to the intersection of Orchard Road at Route 71. 

The biking course (20K) for this event will cover several roadways as well. To reduce traffic congestion police personnel will be at several locations throughout the biking route. The route will cover Route 71 to southbound Plainfield Road to eastbound Woolley Road to southbound Douglas Road to westbound Collins Road to southbound Grove Road to westbound Reservation Road to northbound Minkler Road back to Route 71. 

The running course will consist of a 3K and 5K (Duathlon) for this event and will also cover several residential roadways in residential areas of downtown Oswego between Washington Street and Route 71. Volunteers will be at several locations assisting the motoring public and participants. The roadways affected will be Douglas Street, Main Street, Tyler Street, Monroe Street, Benton Street, Hickory Street, Forest Avenue and Judson Avenue.

Oswego Police are asking for your patience while this event takes place. Alert and courteous drivers will provide safety for the participants as well as the staff of the triathlon event. For more information on this event, please

Provided by the Oswego Police Department