The Union Pacific Railroad crossing on Main Street near Cook Street in Barrington will be closed to traffic from June 12 to June 23. | Photo: Google Street View

A busy section of Lake Cook Road in downtown Barrington was shut down Monday in both directions so crews can repair a railroad crossing, which will take almost two weeks.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) said the closure was put into place on Lake Cook Road, also known as Main Street, at the Union Pacific Railroad.

IDOT said repairs to the railroad crossing will require a full closure of the westbound and eastbound lanes.

Lake Cook Road will be closed from Park Avenue to Ela Street during the project.

The closure went into effect at 9 a.m. Monday.

A detour put into place is directing motorists to Hough Street and Northwest Highway.

Truck traffic is being detoured to Hough Street, Dundee Road and Northwest Highway.

The work is expected to be completed, weather permitting, by 5 p.m. on June 23

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

“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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