Repairs to the railroad crossing and other road construction will require a closure on St. Mary’s Road between Route 176 and Route 60 in Libertyville and Mettawa. | Photo: Google Street View

Transportation officials say that St. Mary’s Road in Mettawa will be closed for several weeks for road construction and repairs to the railroad crossing starting on Monday.

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) in conjunction with the Canadian National Railroad, on behalf of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway (EJ&E RR), will be temporarily closing St. Mary’s Road between Route 176 and Route 60 in Libertyville and Mettawa.

The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on  Monday and is scheduled to reopen late afternoon on October 17.

The work is being done as part of the resurfacing of St. Mary’s Road, which is also adding bike-friendly shoulders, drainage improvements and improvements to the EJ&E railroad crossing.

St. Mary’s Road detour route. | Graphic provided by Lake County Division of Transportation

The detour route is Route 176 to Route 21 to Route 60.

Local traffic will have access from Route 176 south to the railroad crossing and from Route 60 north to the railroad crossing.

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The railroad crossing will be closed to all traffic.

The project was initially scheduled for September 7 until September 27 but was delayed due to a conflict with an adjacent Metra railroad closure and detour route, officials said.