JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that there will be a road closure on IL 37 at the Evansville Western Railway (EVWR) crossing on IL 15 just South of Casey Avenue and the Jefferson County Jail in Mt. Vernon.
Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, and concluding at 7 p.m. Friday, crews from the Evansville Western Railway (EVWR) will be performing repairs on the subject railroad crossing on IL 37 (South 10th Street) in Mount Vernon.
There will be no traffic permitted through the South 10th Street crossing during the repairs. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of the marked detour should be considered.
Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the downtown Mt. Vernon area, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.