Work to close Illinois 23/38 grade crossing

Photo of a railroad crossing signalThe Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the Illinois 23/38 Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing located in DeKalb will be closed Monday, Nov. 11.

Illinois 23/38 will be closed for up to seven days to allow the Union Pacific Railroad to repair its Main 1 grade crossing.

To provide a detour that will accommodate truck traffic, the following detour routes will be used:

  • Illinois 23 northbound traffic will proceed east on Fairview Drive to Peace Road; thence north on Peace Road to Barber Greene Road; thence west on Barber Greene Road back to Illinois 23.
  • Illinois 23 southbound traffic will proceed east on Barber Greene Road to Peace Road; thence south on Peace Road to Fairview Drive; thence west on Fairview Drive back to Illinois 23.
  • Illinois 38 westbound traffic will proceed south on Peace Road to Fairview Drive; thence west on Fairview Drive to Illinois 23 (South Fourth Street); thence south on Illinois 23 to Harvestore Drive; thence west on Harvestore Drive to South First Street, thence north on South First Street to Fairview Drive; thence west on Fairview Drive to Annie Glidden Road; thence north on Annie Glidden Road back to Illinois 38.
  • llinois 38 eastbound traffic will proceed south on Annie Glidden Road to Fairview Drive; thence east on Fairview Drive to south First Street; thence south on South First Street to Harvestore Drive, thence east on Harvestore Drive to Illinois 23 (South Fourth Street); thence north on Illinois 23 to Fairview Drive; thence east on Fairview Drive to Peace Road; thence north on Peace Road back to Illinois 38.

Motorists are urged to use caution and expect some delays while traveling on the detour route.

During the work, local traffic is still possible on Route 38 east of Fifth Street and also west of Third Street. Also, local traffic can travel on Route 23 north of Locust Street and also south of Grove Street.

For more information, call (815) 748-2030.

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