Airport announces AirFest road closures
From press release
Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) issued an advisory to the public regarding road closures around the airport during AirFest 2009.
Kishwaukee Road, northeast of South Bend Road, and Belt Line Road, west of Falcon Road, will be closed to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21-Sunday, Aug. 23, and individuals are asked to use alternate routes. People going to the airport or who have flights during AirFest hours should arrive by Bypass 20, exit 251 or via Kishwaukee Street then proceed along Airport Drive to the main terminal parking. Make sure to have your ticket or flight confirmation ready to show to police/traffic personnel when you arrive.
AirFest 2009 attendees are strongly encouraged to arrive by Illinois Route 2/South Main Street. All parking lots are paid and range between $10 and $20.
The $10 parking lots are along Airport Drive east of South Main Street. Parking lots that are $15 and $20 are along Kishwaukee Road, west of South Main Street.
Individuals who need to park in ADA parking lots need to turn right onto Kishwaukee Road from South Main Street and enter at Gate 2. This lot is $15, and individuals need to display valid credentials to park in this lot adjacent to the show grounds.
AirFest guests who are riding motorcycles to AirFest need to turn right onto Kishwaukee Road from South Main Street and enter at Gate 2. This lot is sponsored by Kegel’s Motorcycles and parking is free.
Guests interested in parking in the RV lot can purchase three-day passes ($130) or one-day passes ($60) in advance and drive-ups are welcome, but availability is limited. Arrive only from the east via New Milford School Road or Blackhawk Road. Turn left onto Falcon Road and right onto Beltline Road. Check in at the RV Park gate on South Cessna Drive.
Because of extensive road construction and detours (i.e. Kishwaukee River bridge reconstruction) leading up to and around the airport, allow ample travel time to arrive at AirFest.
For more information regarding AirFest 2009, visit www.flyrfd.com/airfest.html.
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