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IDOT: Walter Strawn Drive crossing closing Wednesday

ELWOOD – Walter Strawn Drive at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks just west of Illinois 53 will close to all traffic, weather permitting, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.

There will be no access to Walter Strawn Drive to or from Illinois 53 once the closure is in effect.

For legally loaded commercial vehicles accessing the intermodal terminals in Elwood, the recommended alternate route is Arsenal Road via Interstates 80 and 55, according to an IDOT press release. Access to Ira Morgan Drive just east of Illinois 53 will not be affected. 

The Walter Strawn Drive closure is necessary to meet the requirements of an order issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission. 

Once the closure is in place, IDOT will monitor conditions at this location and the surrounding area, making appropriate traffic control changes, if necessary. 

Updates on the closure's effects on traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

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