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Algonquin plans road closures for parade, fireworks

ALGONQUIN – Village officials have planned numerous road closures for the Founders' Days events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, the annual parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. Police plan to start diverting traffic and close Routes 31 and 62 at 10 a.m., according to a news release.

The parade begins at Eastgate Drive and Route 62. It goes west on Route 62 over the Fox River and then goes south on Route 31. The parade will end at Madison Street, but Route 31 will be closed at Edgewood Drive.

No traffic will be allowed onto the northbound Route 31 side streets of LaFox River Drive, Division Street or Jayne Street other than residents who live in the subdivision, the news release said.

On Sunday, Harrison Street from Route 62 to Edward Street will be closed from 5 to 11 p.m. to allow for the preparation of the annual fireworks display. No parking will be allowed on the section of Harrison Street on Sunday.

No one will be allowed to remain on the bridge on Route 62 over the Fox River from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday.

The bridge will be kept open for the flow of pedestrian traffic to Riverfront Park before the fireworks, but there will be no pedestrian traffic crossing of Route 62 at River Road before, during or after the fireworks, the news release said. All pedestrian traffic must cross Route 62 at either Harrison Street or Eastgate Drive.

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