Detour days about over in Mt. Carmel | News
Crews are finishing work on a new railroad overpass on Illinois Route 1 South in Mt. Carmel and it’s possible the section of highway could open by Friday.
Detours have been the norm in Mt. Carmel for months during what was a laborious process. The old overpass was removed and the grade on approach raised. A new bridge was also built offering more clearance for trails that travel underneath. Double deck train cars will be able to use the route through Mt. Carmel once the project is completed.
If the overpass doesn’t open Friday, it should be done by early next week, according to the Republican-Register.
Later this fall, the West 3rd Street Bridge over Greathouse Creek will undergo repair and traffic will have to be re-routed again. That closure isn’t expected to last as long as the current one.