Ed Martinez reaches for a brick during Blackhawk Community Credit Union’s drive-through distribution of salvaged bricks from the former GM assembly plant. A second brick giveaway is planned for Saturday.


The second distribution of salvaged bricks from the former General Motors plant likely will disrupt traffic and parking near the former Moose Lodge on Rockport Road on Saturday, police say. 

The Janesville Police Department and Rock County Sheriff's Office will direct traffic from 7 to 11 a.m., when the distribution takes place, according to a news release.

No parking will be allowed on the north side of Rockport Road between Crosby Avenue and Highway 11.

People who are picking up bricks should use the Moose Lodge's west entrance, according to the release.

Janesville police also offer these tips:

  • The brick line will be on Rockport Road only. 
  • Park as far to the right as possible to allow vehicles to travel both ways on Rockport Road. 
  • Do not block roads or driveways.
  • Stay in your vehicle and turn on the vehicle's hazard lights while in line. 
  • Overnight parking on Rockport Road is discouraged. Traffic conditions will be monitored by law enforcement.