IVCC to close all but 2 parking lots for construction

Lots will reopen Jan. 2 when college returns from winter break

Students attend the first day of class at Illinois Valley Community College on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 in Oglesby.

An installation project will close all but two of Illinois Valley Community College’s parking lots before the college shuts down for winter break. They’re expected to reopen by Jan. 2, when the college reopens.

The parking changes take effect Wednesday, Dec. 13, a week before the college closes Dec. 20.

For the next week that the campus is open, staff and visitors will use Lot 7 east of the Community Technology Center or the Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking lot in front of the building.

The circle drive will be open for access to the entrance but not for parking.

Barricades will be erected at the closed lots, and signs will direct drivers to Lot 7.

The rerouting will affect theatergoers to the holiday production the weekend of Dec. 15 to 17, as well as daily visitors to counseling, admissions, financial aid, bookstore or other campus services.

Parking for fans coming to the gym for the Eagles home basketball game Dec. 16 will be announced when it has been determined.

Fall semester classes are winding down this week, but campus services will operate through Dec. 19. The Main Campus and Ottawa Center will be closed for winter break from Dec. 20 to Jan. 1.

The lot closures are necessary to complete a lighting and security upgrade project.