26th Street rail crossing shutting for repairs

Work begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11

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By Bob Uphues


The Canadian National Railway crossing on 26th Street just west of Harlem Avenue will be closed at least four days, beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, in order for crews to make repairs to the crossing.

According to a press release issued by the village of Riverside, the tracks will be closed until some time Tuesday, Aug. 15. The crossing will be closed completely to traffic in both directions during construction.

Eastbound traffic is being detoured at Desplaines Avenue to Cermak Road and then south on Harlem Avenue. Westbound traffic is being detoured north on Harlem Avenue to Cermak and then back south on Desplaines Avenue.

Email: buphues@wjinc.com Twitter: @RBLandmark

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