Railroad construction to close busy, prime DeKalb intersection

road_closedAccording to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the IL-23 and 38-Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing in DeKalb will close Monday, June 13, for up to 12 days.

The closure will allow the Union Pacific Railroad to repair its Main 1 grade crossing and reconstruct its Main 2 crossing.

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

  • IL-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 IL-23.
  • IL-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 IL-23.
  • IL-38 westbound traffic will proceed south on Peace Road to Fairview Drive; thence west on Fairview Drive to IL-23 (south Fourth Street); thence south on IL-23 to Harveststore Drive; thence west on Harveststore 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 IL-38.
  • IL-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 Harveststore Drive; thence east on Harveststore Drive to IL-23 (south Fourth Street); thence north on IL-23 to Fairview Drive; thence east on Fairview Drive to Peace Road; thence north on Peace Road back to IL-38.

Motorists are urged to use caution and expect delays while traveling the detour route: slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

IDOT District 3 updates are available online via Twitter.

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