Fiesta Day Parade Road Closures and Detours

This Saturday, September 17th, the cities of Rock Falls and Sterling will be hosting the Fiesta Days Parade.

The parade route will be 1st Avenue (IL Route 40) beginning at 10th Street in Rock Falls and continuing north across the 1st Avenue bridge into Sterling along Locust and West 3rd Street. Roads along the parade route will be closed to all traffic beginning at approximately 12:45pm and will remain closed until the parade clears the route.

Additionally, the following streets in Rock Falls will be restricted to parade entries:
– East 10th Street and East 11th Street from Avenue A to Avenue D
– Mary Avenue, Avenue B, Avenue C and Avenue D between 10th and 11th Streets

We are asking residents to refrain from parking on the street in those areas, if possible, beginning at 10:00am.

The Avenue G bridge will be open for traffic needing to cross the river. With the forecast of beautiful weather, we are expecting a large turnout for the parade. Exercise caution while travelling in the area of the parade and allow for extra time to reach your destination.

If you are attending the parade, park only where authorized with respect for residents and businesses. Don’t allow children to run out into the street to retrieve candy as the operators of parade vehicles may not be able to see them.

Additional Rock Falls and Sterling Police officers will be on duty and assigned to provide traffic control and security for this event.

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