Traffic & Parking Advisory for Downtown Rockford on Friday

Traffic and Parking Advisory

All downtown businesses and commuters are advised that traffic will be heavy for a short time the morning of Friday, March 14 as visitors arrive for the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation tournament's opening ceremonies.

The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is collaborating with the City of Rockford and the BMO Harris Bank Center to utilize sandwich board signs and street signage, and to help direct traffic and minimize delays for both commuters and visitors. Parking will also be impacted by the tournament. Residents should be aware that select city lots will charge $5 for parking on March 13 -15.

These locations include the Pioneer Deck across from the Coronado (on North Main Street), the Water Street parking deck (on the corner of East State Street and North Water Street), the former RPS 205 Administration Building (at 201 South Madison Street), the former Ingersoll Building (on the corner of Walnut Street and South Water Street) and the Hinshaw & Culbertson lot (on the corner of North Wyman Street and West Jefferson Street).

Expect heaving traffic and delays on State Street, Jefferson, Wyman, Main and Church Streets. Traffic should clear by 9am.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- You might want to steer clear of downtown Rockford Friday morning because of the BMO Harris Bank Center will be hosting the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation Tournament.

The opening ceremonies start at 6:30 a.m. and will last until about 9:00 a.m.

The city says parking will also be a problem, some lots will be charging $5.

The event will run through Saturday.

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