Route 120 between Crystal Lake Road and Borden Street in McHenry will be shut down from August 1 until August 13 for a railroad crossing replacement. | Provided Graphic

Officials say a stretch of Route 120 in McHenry will soon be completely shut down in both directions for nearly two weeks due to road repairs.

The City of McHenry said the closure will occur on Route 120 between Crystal Lake Road and Borden Street so crews can repair the railroad crossing.

Union Pacific Railroad, with authorization from the Illinois Department of Transportation, will be removing a railroad crossing and replacing it with a new one.

It is a state-approved road closure that is being handled by Union Pacific Railroad, the city said.

The closure will go into effect from 9 a.m. August 1 through August 13 at 5 p.m.

The detour route for non-local traffic will be Richmond Road, Route 173 and Greenwood Road.

Barricade-mounted signs marking full road closure will be located at Curran Road and Route 120 and also Front Street and Elm Street.

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Local traffic is encouraged to plan a new travel route when traveling through town, the city said.

Charles Miller Road, Bull Valley Road, Crystal Lake Road, Lillian Street, Curran Road, Ringwood Road, Richmond Road and McCullom Lake Road can be used by local traffic to avoid the closure.

Road weight restrictions for commercial vehicles will remain in effect on surrounding roads.

“Although the City is not a participant in this repair project, we will be closely monitoring the traffic flow around the closure to ensure the successful use of alternate routes. Please plan extra time in your travels to accommodate for the closure and subsequent detour,” the city said Friday.