The Village would like to advise residents that the Indiana Harbor Belt (IHB) Railroad plans to perform maintenance on the Shawmut Avenue railroad crossing. A complete closure of the crossing will be required for this work from Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23. Work will include the removal and replacement of the track and asphalt pavement at the railroad tracks in order to provide a smoother crossing.
Signs will be posted in the area designating the detour route for motorists while the crossing is under construction. Please use Kemmen Avenue, 31st Street, La Grange Road and Cossitt Avenue for alternate truck routes. Should weather delay the project, the closure would occur on a subsequent day.
The Village will work with the IHB as much as possible to minimize the inconveniences associated with this project. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at (708) 579-2328.