Route 120 between Crystal Lake Road and Borden Street in McHenry was closed from August 1 until Monday for a railroad crossing replacement. | Photo: Google Street View

A portion of Route 120 in McHenry reopened Monday morning after being completely shut down in both directions for a week due to railroad repairs.

The closure took place on Route 120 between Crystal Lake Road and Borden Street.

Union Pacific Railroad, with authorization from the Illinois Department of Transportation, removed the railroad crossing and replaced it with a new one.

It was a state-approved road closure being managed by Union Pacific Railroad, the City of McHenry said.

The closure went into effect at 9 a.m. August 1 and was scheduled to reopen on August 13 at 5 p.m.

Crews completed the repair ahead of schedule and the roadway was reopened Monday morning.

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

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

Barricade-mounted signs were placed around the closure.

City officials said Monday morning around 8 a.m. that the railroad crossing was fully open and operational again.

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Signs and traffic signals were in the process of being picked up and re-programmed back to normal operations.