Repairs will close Division Street crossing

    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced the Route 113 (Division Street) crossing over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, Feb. 4, weather permitting.
    The closure will allow the railroad time to complete necessary repairs to the crossing. Weather permitting, the repairs are expected to be complete and the crossing open by Sunday, Feb. 10.
    A detour will be posted. The official route announced by IDOT will redirect eastbound traffic south on Route 47 to Interstate 55 north back to Route 113. Westbound traffic will proceed south on Interstate 55 to Route 47 north to Route 113.
    Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.