Route 113 crossing to close for repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Route 113 (Division Street) will be closed for approximately two days next week in order to complete repairs to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad crossing in Coal City.

Work will begin Tuesday, Jan. 31.

A detour will direct eastbound motorists around the work area using North Broadway to North Street and east to First Avenue where they will turn south back to Route 113. Westbound traffic will use the same route just in the opposite order of travel First Avenue to North Street, west to Broadway and south to Route 113.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through the area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic.

Motorists should avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zone, obey posted speed limits and refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.