Elwood’s Walter Strawn Drive closing Jan. 28

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Walter Strawn Drive at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks just west of Illinois 53 will be closed to traffic, weather permitting, on Jan. 28.

There will be no access to Walter Strawn Drive to or from Illinois 53 once the closure is in effect.

For legally loaded commercial vehicles accessing the intermodal terminals in Elwood, the recommended alternate route is Arsenal Road via Interstates 80 and 55. Access to Ira Morgan Drive just east of Illinois 53 will not be affected.

The closure of Walter Strawn Drive is necessary to meet the requirements of an order issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Once the closure is in place, the state will continue to monitor conditions at this location and the surrounding area, making the appropriate traffic control changes, if necessary.

Find details on other construction projects at www.idot.illinois.gov. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available atwww.travelmidwest.com.

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