Traffic Detours Announced for Corn Days in Carmi

CARMI — Carmi Police say there will be some traffic detours for Carmi Kiwanis Corn Days that starts later this week.

Police Chief Jason Carter says Church Street between Main and Cherry streets will be blocked beginning around 4 Thursday afternoon to allow for carnival rides to be set up.

Walnut Street between Main and Cherry streets will also be partially blocked starting Thursday night to allow for Main Stage setup Friday morning.

Carter says the set traffic detour pattern will be in place starting at 3 Friday afternoon. After that time, vendors will begin setting up on Main Street. Vendors will not be allowed to set up prior to 3 p.m. due to state regulations and traffic hazards. Also, any vehicles parked on Main Street between Main, Cross and Jessup streets after 3 Friday afternoon are subject to be towed at the owner’s expense. No admittance will be allowed during this time to any traffic other than vendors setting up.

As in years past, the traffic detour will run from East Main Street to Locust, onto Cherry Street, then onto Oak Street. Any vehicles parked along the detour route on Locust or Cherry after 3 p.m. Friday are subject to be towed at the owner’s expense. These routes will be visibly marked with no parking signs and detour route signs. This detour will be in place until 2 a.m. Sunday.

The parade will be on Saturday at 4 p.m. At that time, all traffic will be diverted at Main onto Fairground Road and then onto Oak Street for the detour around Main until the parade is over.