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Eldorado Street to close at railroad crossing

DECATUR – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that U.S. 36 (Eldorado Street) at the railroad tracks just east of the Decatur Civic Center will be closed from Monday, Nov. 14, to Friday, Nov. 18.

The closure is necessary to replace the crossing surface. A detour will be posted utilizing U.S. 51 (Main, Water and Franklin streets), Illinois 121/48 (Pershing Road) and Illinois 121 (22nd Street).

No traffic will be permitted to cross the railroad tracks during the repairs, and motorists are encouraged to follow the posted detour and should allow for extra travel time. 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.

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