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Rail removal begins; drivers urged to avoid part of Randall

Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:17 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014 10:39 p.m. CDT
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(Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com)
The Union Pacific Railroad begins the removal of the abandoned crossing on Randall Road, south of Dean Street, in St. Charles Monday morning. One lane of Randall Road in each direction of traffic will be closed between Dean and Main streets through Aug. 1.

ST. CHARLES – A project to remove railroad tracks from Randall Road is underway, and the Kane County Division of Transportation is urging drivers to consider avoiding the stretch of road.

Randall Road, between Dean Street and Route 64 in St. Charles, will be affected for a two-week period that started Monday.

The project, which will removed the abandoned Union Pacific railroad crossing on Randall, will cause lane closures during that period, according to a news release.

According to the release, the removal of the crossing will continue through Aug. 1. One lane of Randall Road in each direction is expected to be closed during the period.

“Please use alternate routes when possible,” the release stated. “Expect delays in traffic flow due to the large amount of vehicles using Randall Road daily. There will be lane closure changes during this work.”

For information, call 630-584-1171. For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts.

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