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Detours to be in place starting at 4 p.m. Thursday at Chicago Premium Outlet Mall

Aurora mall will be open until 10 p.m. Black Friday

A number of detours and road closures will be put in place starting at 4 p.m. Thursday to accommodate the expected big crowds at Chicago Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora.
Chicago Premium Outlet Mall will be one of the only malls in the Chicagoland area to be open starting at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and the mall will remain open for 28 hours straight, closing at 10 p.m. Black Friday.
A number of detours and road closures will be put in place starting at 4 p.m. Thursday to accommodate the expected big crowds at Chicago Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora. Chicago Premium Outlet Mall will be one of the only malls in the Chicagoland area to be open starting at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and the mall will remain open for 28 hours straight, closing at 10 p.m. Black Friday.

AURORA – A number of detours and road closures will be put in place starting at 4 p.m. Thursday to accommodate the expected big crowds at Chicago Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora.

Chicago Premium Outlet Mall will be one of the only malls in the Chicagoland area to be open starting at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and the mall will remain open for 28 hours straight, closing at 10 p.m. Black Friday.

Because of the expected heavy traffic, multiple detours and road closures will be put into effect starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from the Aurora Police Department. Police officers, volunteers from Aurora’s Emergency Management Agency and parking attendants will help direct customers around the mall.

Patrons coming to Chicago Premium Outlet Mall via I-88 with an I-PASS transponder are encouraged to utilize the Eola Road exit in order to access the shopping mall. Customers will take this exit to Bilter Road, proceed westbound by turning left on Bilter and will access the mall property via the north entrance of Sealmaster Drive at the traffic light.

Patrons will then be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

Patrons coming to the mall via I-88 without an I-PASS transponder should utilize the Farnsworth Avenue north exit in order to access the shopping mall, the release stated. Patrons will merge onto Farnsworth via the off-ramp and stay in the furthest right-hand lane, accessing the mall property via the west entrance which is Premium Outlets Boulevard at the traffic light.

Customers will then be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

Patrons, with or without I-PASS transponders, coming to the mall via I-88 are encouraged to utilize the Farnsworth Avenue north exit in order to access the shopping mall, the release stated. Patrons will merge on to Farnsworth via the off-ramp heading northbound and maneuver into the furthest right hand lane.

Patrons will access the mall property via the west entrance which is Premium Outlets Boulevard at the traffic light. Customers will be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

Patrons driving to Chicago Premium Outlet Mall via Kirk Road north of Butterfield Road (Route 56) should utilize various off-site parking lots on Church Road as instructed by police and parking personnel, the release stated. These patrons will turn westbound onto Butterfield Road and then southbound onto Church Road.

Parking personnel will then direct patrons to the various off-site parking lots and subsequent parking spaces. There is no cost to park and customers will be transported to the shopping mall via shuttles which are free of charge.

Patrons coming to the mall via Farnsworth Avenue from the south will access the mall property via the west entrance, which is Premium Outlet Boulevard at the traffic light. Customers will then be directed to the various parking lots and subsequent parking spaces by on-site parking personnel. There is no cost to park.

Non-customers that are coming from the north on Kirk Road that want access to I-88 will have to detour because of the southbound lanes of Kirk Road being closed at Butterfield Road, the release stated. These motorists will have to turn eastbound, or left, onto Butterfield from Kirk and are encouraged to utilize I-88 via either Eola Road or Route 59.

For I-88 access via Eola, motorists should use Bilter Road for westbound I-88 access and Diehl Road for eastbound I-88 access.

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