COMMUNITY ADVISORY: Traffic Impacts this Weekend – April 21-23

The Champaign community has a number of special events planned this weekend for citizens near and far, including the 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, the 9th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon, and a local March for Science celebration.  Each of these events will bring increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area, as well as an increase in vehicle parking.

Champaign Police encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts may occur.  Roads in both Champaign and Urbana will have street closures, higher traffic, and as a result, there may be some travel delays.  Residents are encouraged to use the area-beltway map for travel.

As always, ensure safe driving by eliminating distractions and take into consideration alternate routes for your travel plans.   See the links below for more information on events and traffic impacts.  See HERE for City of Champaign Parking Maps.


  • April 19-23, Ebertfest at Virginia Theatre; film screenings and activities throughout the day. Increased pedestrian traffic.
  • for more info.


  • Friday April 21 Illinois Marathon 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 PM. Road closures and increased foot traffic.
  • Race Map
  • for more info


  • Saturday April 22, March for Science – Youth March, 5 PM – Orpheum Children’s Museum. Increased pedestrian traffic.
  • Youth March impacting Fremont, Washington & Main Street
  • North Parking Lot closed, 4 PM – 8:30 PM
  • for more info