The city of Carbondale sits on the intersection of U.S. Route 51 and Illinois Route 13. Interstate 57 is accessible to the east on Route 13 at Marion, and to the south on Rt. 51 near Dongola. Interstate 64 is accessible to the north on Rt. 51. Interstate 24 is accessible six miles south of Marion on I-57.
In addition to the parking lots provided by the many businesses in Carbondale, the City also provides parking for just about everyone, including senior citizens, people with temporary disabilities, and those wanting year-round permits. Access the parking permits and fees page for more information.
The City of Carbondale maintains 1100 parking spaces downtown for convenient shopping. Parking meters are enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For information on obtaining City parking permits, or special parking privileges, call the Parking Division at the Finance Department, Revenue Division Office at 200 South Illinois Avenue, 618-457-3278.