Crossing work to get underways

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces U.S. Route 150/state Route 1 closings at the CSX Railroad crossings in Paris.

The closures are necessary for maintenance work. Posted detours for each closure will utilize Andrew and Union streets as detours. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area.

Weather permitting, work begins Aug. 7 at the Central Street crossing. This impacts southbound traffic on U.S. Route 150. The Main Street crossing, which involves northbound traffic, is expected to close Aug. 14.

IDOT encourages motorists to plan out alternative routes in advance of the closing and avoid the work zone. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and stay alert for workers and equipment. 

The Prairie Press

101 Central Avenue Paris, IL 61944