Traffic around the Kendall County Fair next week won't be winning any blue ribbons by motorists who travel near the fairgrounds.
Starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 29, tunil about 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, Highpoint Road in Kendall Township between Illinois State Route 71 and Legion Road will have a temporary traffic flow change to easy traffic congestions expected at the fair.
Anyone going to the annual fair will be detoured to Legion Road to enter the fairgrounds off Highpoint. Southbound traffic on Routes 71 and 47 will be detoured south to Legion Road, west to Highpoint Road and north to the fairgrounds. Northbound traffic on Route 47 will turn west on Legion Road and enter the same way. Northbound traffic on Route 71 will be detoured to the east on Legion Road then north on Highpoint to the fairgrounds.
Officials emphasize that no traffic will be allowed to enter Highpoint Road from Route 71 while the fair is going on. And Righpoint Road to Route 71 will be for exiting only.