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Road - Closures and Construction

Posted on: July 20, 2020

Two Amtrak Railroad Crossing Closures

Railroad Crossing Closures

CLEVELAND AVENUE AMTRAK CROSSING UPDATE: Reopened to traffic on Saturday, 8/1/2020.

SMITH ROAD AMTRAK CROSSING UPDATE: REOPENED to traffic on Tuesday, 8/4/2020.


TOWNSHIP: Galien Township and Village of Galien

LOCATION: Cleveland Avenue Amtrak Railroad Crossing and Smith Road Amtrak Railroad Crossing


START DATE: 7am Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

ESTIMATED END DATE: (*Weather and Contractor Permitting*) Friday, August 7st 2020

PROJECT: Amtrak will be closing two railroad crossings to allow for maintenance work to take place on the railroad crossing and railroad tracks. The locations will be Cleveland Avenue inside the Village of Galien and Smith Road in Galien Township. Both Cleveland Avenue and Smith Road will be closed to all through traffic for approximately two weeks.

CLEVELAND AVENUE TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: Cleveland Avenue will be completely closed to thru traffic at the railroad crossing. Traffic will not be permitted through once the closure begins.

 DETOUR ROUTE: Cleveland Avenue to Second Street Road to Pardee Road to Pulaski Highway (US-12) to Cleveland Avenue.

SMITH ROAD TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: Smith Road will be completely closed to thru traffic at the railroad crossing. Please seek alternative routes or use the above Cleveland Avenue detour route until work is completed.

Work is anticipated to take approximately 2 weeks (weather and contractor permitting).

*Link to Press Release with Detour and Closure Map*

Cleveland Avenue and Smith Road Detour Map RR 07 23 2020

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