The Village of South Holland will host its annual Independence Day event on Saturday, July 4th, at Veterans Memorial Park. As the village anticipates an increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic in and around the area, the South Holland Police Department will execute strategically planned parking restrictions and road closures. This effort is intended to ensure the safety of residents and visitors during an event that draws a high volume of people. Additionally, this plan will minimize challenges that emergency personnel often experience while maneuvering vehicles around the area.
Street closures beginning at 7:30 p.m. include:
• 160th Street, 160th Place, 161st Street, and 161st Place (from Cottage Grove to South Park Avenue);
• Evans Avenue and School Street (off of 162nd Street – closed at the alley near 161st Place);
• Parkside and Riverview.
Also, beginning at 7:00 p.m., South Park Avenue will close to traffic, from 162nd Street to 158th Street.
In addition, please be mindful of “No Parking” signs on streets to the north, south, east and west of Veterans Memorial Park. The boundaries are Wausau Avenue, 162nd Street, Cottage Grove Avenue, and 158th Street. The streets that run east- and westbound, parking will be restricted on the north side; streets that run north- and southbound, parking will be restricted on the west side.
Street closures are not intended to keep residents from their home. After 7:30 p.m., residents who live in neighborhoods around Veterans Memorial Park should enter only at 161st and School Street. Please be prepared to show your identification with your South Holland address.
Additional lots for parking will be available a short distance from the park:
• Calvin Christian School – 528 East 161st Place;
• MB Financial Bank – 475 East 162nd Street;
• First Christian Reformed Church – 16248 South Park Avenue;
• Calvary Community Church – 16341 South Park Avenue;
• Northeast corner of 162nd Street and South Park Avenue;
• First Reformed Church – 15924 South Park Avenue.
Cooperation of residents and visitors is greatly appreciated. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!