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Public Safety Announcement


To promote the safety and welfare of our citizens and guests to our community attending the semi-final football play-off game Saturday, November 18, 2017, the Athens Police Department will be implementing a traffic safety plan during the second half of the game.

All vehicles leaving the sports complex will be routed to the west (left) and detour signs to IL Rt. 29 will be placed at Main & Hargrave, Main & Lynwood and Lynwood & Springfield Rd.

All vehicles leaving the H.S. parking lot and side streets to the East of the railroad crossing will be required to go to the East.

These traffic patterns are intended to assist in the safety and flow of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic leaving the football game.

Once traffic leaving the football game has completely exited, the normal traffic pattern will resume.

Your understanding and cooperation with this brief inconvenience is appreciated. If any questions arise, please call the Athens Police Department at 217/636-8729.