The Loomis Street crossing of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will be closed for one week while construction crews perform track maintenance at the crossing.
The closure is scheduled to take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 and ending at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances. The crossing will be closed to both traffic and pedestrians for the week. While repairs are taking place, the city will also be replacing sidewalks near the crossing.
A pedestrian, vehicle and bicycle detour will be posted and can be viewed by visiting the project's website. The 5th Avenue pedestrian underpass will remain open while construction is taking place.
Due to the close proximity to the , motorists should plan ahead and expect traffic delays in the area. Work at the crossing will not affect the Metra train schedules.
This project is also being coordinated with work that is ongoing for the , which is located a few blocks east of Loomis Street.
The sidewalk on the Columbia Street Bridge will not be closed while the Loomis Street crossing is closed for construction work. Additionally, temporary lane closures on the bridge will be kept to a minimum and only during non-peak traffic hours.
For more information about repairs on Columbia Street Bridge, visit www.naperville.il.us/columbiabridgerehab.aspx.
All construction is weather dependent; notice of schedule changes as well as more information about the project will be posted to the city’s website, in the city’s Commuter Connection eNewsletter, and on Naperville Patch as well as at the Naperville Metra Station prior to construction.
For more information on the City of Naperville, visit www.naperville.il.us.
Submitted by the city of Naperville