The Village of Lombard will once again provide free shuttle bus transportation to and from specific locations to Madison Meadow Park, the location of the annual "Taste of Lombard."
The shuttle buses will pick up and drop off from three locations: Madison School, 150 W. Madison St., Pleasant Lane School, 401 N. Main St. and Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St. Pick-ups from these locations will all go directly to the Taste of Lombard at Madison Meadow Park. The times for the shuttle bus operation at all locations will be:
Tuesday, July 2 -- 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3 -- 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 4 -- 12 p.m. to midnight
Friday, July 5 -- 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday July 6 -- 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Bus locations are indicated with banners, and exact pick up and drop off locations are also marked with signs. A handicap accessible bus will be available each day and dispatched to any of the locations as needed. Extra buses will be provided at each location on the Fourth of July to accommodate the large number of people who attend the Village's fireworks display -- which are scheduled to begin at dusk. The Taste of Lombard shuttle buses are provided courtesy of the Village of Lombard and funded through the Hotel/Motel tax fund.
The Lombard Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors to the Taste of Lombard to be conscious of temporary "No Parking" signs during the event. The signs will be posted prior to noon on Tuesday, July 2 -- and tickets will be issued to violators after that time.
The temporary residential street restrictions are necessary to ensure that spectators will be able to enter and exit the Madison Meadow Park area with minimum delay or hazard, according to the Lombard Police Department. The parking restrictions will be lifted at 11 p.m. on July 6, the end of the annual event. The complete list of parking restrictions and a map detailing the restrictions is posted on the Village's website.
Members of the Lombard Police Department will maintain crowd control within Madison Meadow Park and stationed at strategic intersections to assist in traffic and crowd control. Police Chief Raymond Byrne stated the Police Department will vigorously enforce all state and local law -- in particular the use of firecrackers and drinking alcohol in the park.
The Taste of Lombard is run and operated by the Lombard Jaycees. For more information on the festival, go to tasteoflombard.com.