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Rail crossing work to start Tuesday in downtown Oswego
Police warn motorists to expect delays
by John Etheredge
Motorists traveling U.S. Route 34 through downtown Oswego should expect to encounter delays over the next few weeks.
Contractors for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin work installing new railroad crossing signals with gates on Route 34 (Washington Street) at the Illinois RailNet tracks beginning Tuesday, Aug. 5.
According to information provided by village police the contractors will work initially on the project for eight days, then take off six days and then return for eight additional days to finish the project.
Contractors will be present on work days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., police said.
Police advise motorists to expect some lane closures on Washington Street on construction days. However, closures will occur during daytime hours and one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained.
The closures will be removed in the evenings when work is not being done, police said.
Police added that due to all the highway construction in the area motorists should allow extra time for travel and be patient.
Police said updates on the project will be posted on the police department's website at oswegopoliceil.org and Facebook page.
The project is being paid for by Federal Rail Highway Safety Program funds administered through IDOT.
The project will be the second completed along the Illinois RailNet tracks in the village this year. Earlier this spring contractors rebuilt the crossing on Jackson Street, one block north of Washington Street.