INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE: Touhy Avenue closing at rail crossing April 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs by the Union Pacific Railroad to a crossing on Touhy Avenue (Illinois 72), between Elmhurst and Mount Prospect roads in Des Plaines, will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, 9 a.m. Thursday, April 20. 

A posted detour will direct motorists to Mount Prospect Road, Oakton Avenue and Elmhurst Road. The work is expected to be complete by 5 p.m. Friday, April 21. 

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.