State Route 154 closure starts Monday

WORK AREA–The Kaskaskia Regional Port District’s railroad crossing located on State Route 154 just west of the Baldwin Bridge will be getting rebuilt next week. Starting on the morning of Monday, Oct. 28, State Route 154 will be closed in this area so that the work can be completed.

The Illinois Department of Transportation stated in a press release this week that Illinois Route 154 will be closed to all traffic at the KRPD railroad crossing located west of the Baldwin Bridge over the Kaskaskia River, west of Red Bud. It will be closed from 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 in order to repair the railroad crossing. 

“A marked detour will be in place for all truck traffic utilizing Illinois Route 4 in Sparta to Illinois Route 13 in New Athens to Illinois Route 156 to Illinois Route 159 to Illinois Route 154 in Red Bud,” the press release noted. 

“Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.”