Road closures announced for Lincoln Funeral Reenactment

SPRINGFIELD - City of Springfield Office of Public Works officials have announced road closures that will take place during the Lincoln Funeral Reenactment on May 1, 2, and 3.

We have included a list of closures below:

Friday, May 1, 2015

- By 6:00 a.m., Washington Street between 6th and 7th Streets will be closed to traffic.  Parking will not be allowed on Washington Street between 6th Street and the Chase Bank Exit.

- By 6:00 p.m., Washington Street between 5th and 6th Streets will be closed to traffic.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

- By 6:00 a.m., the following streets will be closed.  Parking will be restricted on these streets as well during the procession from Amtrak to the Old State Capitol:

- Jefferson Street between 9th and 2nd Street
- 5th Street between Madison Street and Monroe Street
- 6th Street between Capitol Avenue and Jefferson Street
- Monroe Street between 4th Street and 7th Street
- Adams Street between 7th and 6th Streets
- 4th Street between Adams and Madison Streets
- Washington Street between 2nd and 7th Streets
All streets will be opened up by 12:00 p.m. except the following:
- 6th Street between Monroe and Jefferson Streets
- Washington Street between 5th and 7th Streets
- Adams Street between 7th and 6th Streets

Sunday, May 3, 2015

- All streets between 2nd and 9th Streets and Madison Street and Lawrence Avenue will be closed to traffic in the downtown area by 9:00 a.m.  Downtown streets will be opened to traffic once the procession crosses Carpenter Street.

- All streets that cross 4th Street between Carpenter Street and North Grand Avenue will be closed and opened as the procession proceeds north.

- North Grand Avenue between 2nd and 5th will be closed around 1:00 p.m.  

- All the streets that cross 3rd Street between North Grand and the cemetery entrance will be closed and opened as the procession proceeds north.  

Officials say the procession will start at 12:00 p.m., and is estimated to arrive at Oak Ridge Cemetery by 3:00 p.m.  Officials also say the procession route will be marked with "No Parking" signs, and that the Springfield Mass Transit District will offer a special bus route to bring people to Oak Ridge Cemetery.  The cemetery will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 5:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on May 3.

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