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Temporary Closures on Touhy Avenue at Union Pacific Railroad Crossing

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Touhy Avenue (Illinois 72) at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing, just west of Mount Prospect Road, in Des Plaines, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, March 4. The closures are necessary to make repairs to the railroad crossing.

In order to complete the work, two westbound lanes of Touhy Avenue will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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