Rail crossing overhaul will start Oct. 12

Special to The Prairie Press
Posted 10/12/20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Jasper Street between Grandview Street and Jefferson Street in Paris will close Oct 12.

The closure is necessary for the Decatur Eastern …

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Rail crossing overhaul will start Oct. 12

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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Jasper Street between Grandview Street and Jefferson Street in Paris will close Oct 12.

The closure is necessary for the Decatur Eastern Illinois Railway to replace its crossing. No traffic will be allowed through the closure during the work, which is expected to last five to 10 days. A detour will be posted.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To 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 zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

IDOT District 5 updates are available on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.