Third Street train crossing to be closed through Monday

GENEVA – The train crossing on Third Street in Geneva will be closed through Monday – so that Union Pacific can make emergency repairs on two defective rail lines, the city of Geneva reported in a news release.

The crossing was closed as of Friday afternoon. Crews hope to reopen the area before the evening rush Monday.

Detour signs will be posted, directing motorists heading north to continue on First Street (Route 31), west on Fulton Street and resume north on Third Street. The detour will be reversed for motorists heading south on Third Street.

With the barricades being set along the tracks, downtown patrons will be able to frequent restaurants, shops and the downtown parking deck, according to the release. Commuters who utilize the parking lots on the south side of the tracks also will have pedestrian access to the Metra Station during construction.

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