Residents in Channahon have known that Warrior Dash was coming to Dollinger Farms for some time. Those closest to the farm received a letter from the village a couple weeks ago, spelling out exactly how the village will be routing traffic. Basically, Hansel Road, Ridge Road and McLinden Road will become one-way routes.
Ridge Road, from Route 6 to Hansel Road will be one way, south only.
Hansel Road from Ridge Road to McLinden Road will be one way, west only.
McLinden Road, from Hansel Road to Route 6 will be one way, north only.
The 3.28-mile obstacle course already has more than 20,000 people registered to participate over two days – Saturday and Sunday. But officials are estimating that 10,000 more will be coming to town as observers.
“A majority of the village is going to be affected one way or another,” said Channahon Police Lt. Mark Fischer.
The subdivisions most affected are Deer Ridge, Hunters Crossing and Amberleigh Estates, as they will not have access to their side entrances because of the one-way roads.
In addition, Keating Point and Woods of Aux Sable subdivisions will be closed to all but emergency vehicles and local traffic.
The official word from the police department, included in the letter sent to residents, is this: “The Channahon Police Department, along with the Minooka Fire Protection District, medical providers and area public service agencies have been taking lessons learned from other venues who have hosted this race and have been planning for this event to make it as safe and trouble-free as possible.”
Anyone with questions is being asked to call 815-467-5152, or dial 911 if there is an emergency.