Rail crossing on Springfield Avenue to close for several days

Rail crossing on Springfield Avenue to close for several days

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that starting Monday the Canadian National Railway will begin work to replace the railroad crossing on Springfield Avenue west of Duncan Road.

The crossing will be closed to all traffic while the work is done. It's expected to take seven to 10 days to complete.

The work consists of removing the existing rough crossing and replacing it with new ties, ballast, rail improvements, new concrete crossing surface, and a small amount of asphalt paving.

CN will install traffic control signs to detour all Springfield Avenue traffic to Illinois 47, Interstate 57 and Mattis Avenue.

Motorists who regularly use Springfield Avenue are advised to follow the marked detour route or use alternate routes.

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