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Street Closures

Temporary Road Closures

Weather permitting, the City of Mt. Vernon Public Works Department is set to conduct essential road patching on Veterans Memorial Drive from 28th to 29th Street. This maintenance work is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, March 5th, to Thursday, March 7th, 2024.

Key Details:

  • Road Closure: The section of Veterans Memorial Drive between 12th St. and 34th St. will be closed to through-traffic during the specified dates.
  • Local Access: Local traffic will still have access to all businesses in this section (12th to 34th) from either the east or west side of the road, focusing on the specific patch locations between 28th and 29th Street.

Detour Information:

  • A clearly marked detour will guide affected drivers through 12th St., Route 15, and 34th St. as an alternative route.

Caution in Construction Zone:

  • If you must be in the area during the road patching, we kindly ask you to exercise caution within the construction zone for the safety of all.

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.

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