It’s time to start preparing for traffic pattern changes on Springfield’s north end tied to the start of the Illinois State Fair later this week. Traffic around the fairgrounds will change to one way, counterclockwise, starting Thursday morning at 5am.
In addition, both eastbound and westbound turn lanes at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Eighth Street will be closed. Those changes will remain in place until after the fair closes on Sunday, August 19th .
Starting Friday, parking will be prohibited on neighborhood streets south of Sangamon Avenue, near the fairgrounds. That restriction will also be in place for the run of the fair.