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Oswego Police Warn of PrairieFest Traffic Delays

Jun 15, 2015 10:57AM ● By Steven Jack

The Oswego Police Department is reminding the public to expect increased traffic congestion and delays in Oswego from Thursday, June 18, through Sunday, June 21 due to PrairieFest activities. 

Motorists should expect delays while traveling on the following: Illinois Route 71 between US Route 34 and Forrest Avenue; Plainfield Road between Illinois Route 71 and Woolley Road; and on the streets of Madison, Washington and Main in the downtown Oswego area.

There will be delays in the downtown area in particular on Sunday, June 21 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. due to the PrairieFest Parade. Motorists may want to consider alternate routes around these areas if they are not coming in for the festival.

Parking for PrairieFest activities will be available at the following locations: District 308 Transportation Center parking lot with access from Stonehill Road (55 Stonehill Rd); Oswego High School (south and north lots); Oswego Public Works grass lot; and Park District soccer fields. 

There will be no access to the gravel parking lot at the soccer fields. Festival volunteers will be assisting with parking direction.

Entry into the Oswego High School south lot at Route 71 & Franklin will not be available to motorists traveling southbound on Route 71 (no left turn).