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Street Closures

Temporary Road Closures

Union Pacific Railroad will be conducting essential crossing repairs on Liberty Street. This will necessitate a temporary road closure from May 28 through June 1.

Key Details:

  • Road Closure: Liberty Street between Shawnee Street and Rackaway Street.

Detour Information:

  • From Liberty Street, use Shawnee Street to Broadway Street.
  • Alternatively, use Highway 15 to Liebengood Lane to Perkins Street.

Caution in Construction Zone:

  • Please plan your travel routes accordingly and allow for extra travel time during this period.

What is a Street Closure Permit?

Street closure permit requests are for group events that may require a street to be closed for the safety of those in attendance. 

Once a request is approved, the city street department will deliver barricades to be used for the event. 

Application Process

Anyone interested in holding a parade or other large event that requires a street to be closed within the City of Mt. Vernon must complete a street request closure application. A completed application can be submitted to or to the City Manager's Office inside City Hall. Applications must include signatures of residents and businesses who will be affected by the road closure. Your completed application must be received by the City Manager’s Office at least 7 days before a City Council meeting.

Please keep in mind that receiving your application is not an approval or confirmation of your request.

If the proposed closure includes a state highway, the Illinois Department of Transportation requires the purchase of liability insurance for the event protecting the State of Illinois. A copy of the insurance binder must be submitted with the completed application at least 30 days before a City Council meeting to allow time for the Illinois Department of Transportation to review and give final approval.

After receiving the completed application, a copy of the application will be provided to any affected department for review. During this review process, you may be asked to provide additional information or documentation. Any delays in providing additional information can delay the City's ability to finish the final review and approve your application in a timely manner. 

Once the review is completed, the street closure request will be put before the City Council at the next City Council meeting for approval.