Police preparing for final phase of street program
DeKALB – Following the passage of the Safe Streets Initiative’s fourth and final phase last month, DeKalb police now are working to install the necessary signs to fully implement the crime reduction strategy.
In the plan’s fourth phase, no parking will be allowed on Rushmoore or Aracadia drives from 2 to 6 a.m. Only vehicles with a city permit will be allowed to park from 2 to 6 a.m. on Blackhawk Road, Ridge Drive from Rushmoore to Normal Road, and West Hillcrest Drive between Blackhawk and Normal Road.
Greenbrier Road, Edgebrook Drive and Kimberly Drive from Blackhawk to Normal will have 24-hour permitted parking.
Once the signs indicating the new parking restrictions are in place, there will be a two-week grace period for residents to get the necessary permits. DeKalb police will send an additional notice at the start of the grace period, according to a new release from the department.
Residents who qualify for a parking permit may submit an application to the DeKalb Police Department, 700 W. Lincoln Highway. Resident passes issued for the first the first two phases on the initiative are set to expire Aug. 1 and will need to be renewed at the police station for a $25 annual fee. For guest passes, call 815-748-8400; select option one.
Beginning in August, resident permits will be concurrent with Northern Illinois University’s school year.
For more information on the Safe Streets Initiative or for maps of the affected areas in each of the four phases., visit the city of DeKalb’s website.