ELBURN – Those driving through Elburn should be prepared for traffic delays starting today because the train crossing at Route 47 will be closed so Union Pacific can perform maintenance.
The crossing is to be closed from 9 a.m. today through 3 p.m. Wednesday. Drivers can cross the tracks at First Street, which is just east of Route 47. But John Nevenhoven, the village’s superintendent of Public Works, expects there will be traffic delays, and people should allow extra time to reach their destination.
Nevenhoven said he hopes drivers will “be patient, and be kind and courteous.”
The official detour will be to use Meredith Road and go south from Route 38 and north from Keslinger Road. Other possible detours are at Pouley Road or Harley Road. But First Street is a closer option, although Nevenhoven has pointed out that First Street “was not made for that much traffic.”
Street signs alerting drivers to the closure have been posted in downtown Elburn. The village has information available on its website – www.elburn.il.us.