Route 47 just north of Main Street in Huntley will be closed in both directions at the railroad tracks on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, for repair work. | Aerial photo via IDOT.

Village officials are warning motorists that the Route 47 railroad crossing near Main Street in Huntley will be closed Wednesday for maintenance work.

The Union Pacific Railroad and Illinois Department of Transportation are coordinating the project, which will take place on Route 47 just north of Main Street.

The closure will take place from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday with normal traffic flow anticipated to resume after 5 p.m.

Crews will be preparing the area for closure before 9 a.m. and Huntley village officials encourage motorists to take alternative routes starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday to avoid traffic issues.

Eastbound and westbound Main Street will remain open to vehicular traffic during the road closure.

Trucks will need to follow the detour signs and no trucks will be allowed on Main Street through the downtown area except for local deliveries.

An alternative route for local residents for northbound traffic: Kreutzer Road (east) to Haligus Road (north) to Algonquin Road (west) to return to Route 47 (north).

An alternative route for local residents for southbound traffic: Algonquin Road (east) to Haligus Road (south) to Kreutzer Road (west) to Route 47 (south).

Village officials said that the one-day project is for “much-needed” repairs.

The detour map provided by IDOT can be viewed here, while an aerial image of the construction area can be viewed here.