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Neighbors of Kane County

Thanksgiving Day Road Closure by the Outlet Mall

Nov 19, 2018 01:04PM ● By Hannah Ott

Aurora, IL – The Aurora Police Department and Chicago Premium Outlets are working together this year to improve the flow of traffic around Kirk Road. On November 22, Thanksgiving Day, there will be a road closure starting at Kirk and Butterfield Rd. extending south to Kirk and Bilter Rd. Although the times depend on traffic and the amount of visiting shoppers, the closure should be from 3pm-2am.

The closure will stop southbound access to both I-88 ramps, but it will not affect northbound access to them. On the Aurora Police Department's Facebook page, they provide the public with the following transportation information:

Non-Customers

NON-CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE NORTH VIA KIRK RD. WISHING TO USE I-88
- Non-customers that are coming from the north on Kirk Rd. that want access to I-88 will have to detour due the southbound lanes of Kirk Rd. being closed at Butterfield Rd. These motorists will have to turn eastbound, or left, onto Butterfield from Kirk and are encouraged to utilize I-88 via either Eola Rd. or Rt. 59. For I-88 access via Eola, motorists should use Bilter Rd. for westbound I-88 access and Diehl Rd. for eastbound I-88 access.

NON-CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE SOUTH VIA FARNSWORTH AVE. WISHING TO USE I-88
- Non-customers that are coming from the south on Farnsworth Ave. that need to have access to I-88 will not have any limitations on accessing either eastbound or westbound on-ramps for I-88.

Customers

CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE EAST VIA I-88
- Patrons coming to the event via I-88 with an I-PASS transponder are encouraged to utilize the Eola Rd. exit in order to access the shopping mall. Customers will take this exit to Bilter Rd., proceed westbound by turning left on Bilter; and will access the mall property via the north entrance of Sealmaster Drive at the traffic light. Patrons will then be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

- Patrons coming to the event via I-88 without an I-PASS transponder should utilize the Farnsworth Ave. North exit in order to access the shopping mall. Patrons will merge onto Farnsworth via the off-ramp and stay in the furthest right hand lane, accessing the mall property via the west entrance which is Premium Outlets Blvd. at the traffic light. Customers will then be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE WEST VIA I-88
- Patrons, with or without I-PASS transponders, coming to the event via I-88 are encouraged to utilize the Farnsworth Ave. North exit in order to access the shopping mall. Patrons will merge on to Farnsworth via the off-ramp heading northbound and maneuver into the furthest right hand lane. Patrons will access the mall property via the west entrance which is Premium Outlets Blvd. at the traffic light. Customers will be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE NORTH VIA KIRK RD.
- Patrons coming to the event via Kirk Rd. north of Butterfield Rd. (Rt. 56) should utilize various off-site parking lots on Church Rd. as instructed by police and parking personnel. These patrons will turn westbound (right) onto Butterfield Rd. (Rt. 56) and then southbound (left) onto Church. Parking personnel will then direct patrons to the various off-site parking lots and subsequent parking spaces. There is no cost to park and customers will be transported to the shopping mall via shuttles which are free of charge.

CUSTOMERS COMING FROM THE SOUTH VIA FARNSWORTH AVE.
- Patrons coming to the event via Farnsworth Ave. from the south will access the mall property via the west entrance which is Premium Outlet Blvd. at the traffic light. Customers will then be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.


Source: The Aurora Police Department facebook.com/AuroraPolice