Construction to close part of US Route 51

DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) - A heads up for drivers traveling on US Route 51 North of Du Quoin, IL, according to the Perry County Emergency Management Agency, the road will be closed.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is closing two railroad crossings North of Du Quoin starting Monday July 16 starting at 7 a.m.

Crews with the Canadian National Railroad will be making repairs to the crossing.

The work is expected to take four days to complete.

There will be marked detours for drivers and no traffic will be allowed through the construction area at any time during the repairs.

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