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Motorists should expect traffic delays due to area events

Heritage Tractor Adventure's route will trek through the area

Published: Friday, June 8, 2012 2:52 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 8, 2012 2:59 p.m. CDT

Grundy County motorists are advised that many events are scheduled for this weekend, beginning today, Friday, at approximately 3:30 p.m. when the Heritage Tractor Adventure begins with tractors exiting the Grundy County Fairgrounds using the following route:

• Illinois 47 north to Nelson Road, Nelson Road west to Middle Road, Middle Road north to Airport Road, Airport Road west to Nettle Creek Road, Nettle Creek Road south to Stavanger Road, Stavanger Road west into LaSalle County.

Tractors will be traveling at 10- to 12-miles-per-hour. Motorists can expect delays and are urged to use caution while traveling these areas. Traffic control will be established at key intersections along the Heritage Tractor Adventure route. Tractors should exit Grundy County by 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday, tractors will enter Grundy County using the following route:

• Lisbon Road south to Sherril Road, Sherril Road east to Middle Road, Middle Road south to Nelson Road, Nelson Road east to Illinois 47, Illinois 47 south to the Grundy County Fairgrounds. Traffic control will be established at key intersections along the Heritage Tractor Adventure route. The last tractors should arrive at the fairgrounds by 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

At approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday, tractors will leave the Grundy County Fairgrounds using the following route:

• Morris to Gardner Route: Illinois 47 south to Pine Bluff Road, Pine Bluff Road west to Dwight Road, Dwight Road south to Spring Road, Spring Road east to Tynan Road, Tynan Road south to Reed Road, Reed Road east to Gorman Road, Gorman Road south to Gardner Road, Gardner Road east into Gardner;

• Gardner to Carbon Hill Route: Gardner Road west to Lutz Road, Lutz Road north to Howland Road, Howland Road west to Gorman Road, Gorman Road north to McArdle Road, McArdle Road/Rathburn east to 5th, 5th north to Lucy in Carbon Hill;

• Carbon Hill to Fairgrounds: Carbon Hill Road north to Whitetie Road, Whitetie Road west to Oxbow Road, Oxbow Road west to Higgins Road, Higgins Road north to Southard Road, Southard Road west to School Road, School Road north to Southmor Road, Southmor Road west to Illinois 47, Illinois 47 north to the Grundy County Fairgrounds.

Traffic control will be established at key intersections along the Heritage Tractor Adventure route. The last tractors should arrive at the fairgrounds at 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY, JUNE 11

At approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday, tractors will leave the fairgrounds using the following route:

• Illinois 47 north to Nelson Road, Nelson Road west to Middle Road, Middle Road, north to Airport Road, Airport Road west to Nettle Creek Road, Nettle Creek Road south to Stavanger Road, Stavanger Road west into LaSalle County.

Tractors will enter Grundy County about 2:15 p.m. on the I & M Canal towpath and return to the fairgrounds using the following route:

• Towpath to Old Stage Road at 5 mile bridge, Old Stage Road east to Nettle School Road, Nettle School Road north to Scott School Road, Scott School Road east to Nelson Road, Nelson Road east to Illinois 47, Illinois 47 south to the fairgrounds.

Traffic Control will be established at key intersections along the Heritage Tractor Adventure route. The last tractors should arrive at the fairgrounds by 5 p.m.

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