The Canadian National Railroad crossing on Route 59 near James Street in Barrington will be closed to traffic from April 23 to April 29. | Photo: Google Street View

A busy section of Route 59 in Barrington will be closed in both directions for nearly a week starting this coming weekend so crews can repair a railroad crossing.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced the closure will take place on Route 59, also known as Hough Street, north of James Street.

IDOT said repairs to the Canadian National Railroad crossing will require a full closure of the southbound and northbound lanes.

Route 59 will be closed at James Street and just south of the entrance to Heinen’s Grocery Store during the project.

The closure will go into effect at 9 a.m. Saturday.

A detour will direct motorists to County Line Road, Hart Road and Northwest Highway (Route 14).

The work is expected to be completed, weather permitting, by 6 p.m. on April 29.

Motorists should expect delays and allow extra time for trips through the area, IDOT said.

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“Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment,” IDOT said.

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