March 14 – 20, 2016
West Chicago, Illinois: March 11, 2016 – The Union Pacific (UP) Railroad has provided notice to the City of West Chicago that Washington Street will be closed at the UP tracks from Monday, March 14, 2016 at approximately 9:00 a.m. thru Sunday, March 20, 2016 for emergency rail repair and grade crossing work.
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is requiring the UP to post a truck route detour around the closure, using Illinois Route 38 and Illinois Route 59. Vehicular traffic will be allowed to use Washington Street – Clara Street – Church Street – Wood Street – Washington Street as a local detour route.
The UP has set up advanced road closure message boards on Washington Street advising motorists of the pending closure.