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Posted on: July 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Temporary Lane Reductions Announced for IL 13 in Downtown Carbondale

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CARBONDALE – The Illinois Department of Transportation notified the City of Carbondale of upcoming lane reductions at two railroad crossings located downtown. Beginning tonight (Monday, July 13) at 7:00 p.m., IL 13 (E. Walnut St) will be reduced to one lane near the S. Illinois Avenue intersection while crews make repairs to the CN/IC railroad crossing. IDOT expects the work to be complete by Wednesday, July 15, at 11:59 p.m.

Also, beginning tonight at 7:00 p.m., IL 13 (E. Main St) will be reduced to one lane at the CN/IC railroad crossing near the intersection with N. Illinois Avenue. IDOT says they expect this work to also be complete by Wednesday, July 15, at 11:59 p.m.

IDOT says traffic will be reduced to one lane through both crossings during the repairs. They encourage motorists to consider alternate routes to avoid the work area when feasible.

 “Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”


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