City: Major roads in Carbondale will remain open during eclipse

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The City of Carbondale is reminding people that all major roads in Carbondale will stay open during the eclipse.

Washington Street between Main and Walnut Streets will be closed starting on Friday, Aug. 18 at 7 a.m. for preparations for Shadow Fest.

That section of road will remain closed until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

A portion of W. Hospital Drive between S. Illinois and S. University avenues will also be closed starting on Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 a.m. due to preparations for the Eclipse Marketplace. The closure will remain in effect until Monday, Aug. 21, at 9 p.m.

Route 13, U.S. Highway 52, Illinois Avenue and all other main thoroughfares are planned to be open throughout eclipse weekend.

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