Bowes Road Closed For Emergency Rail Crossing Repairs
Bowes Road in Elgin will be closed Thursday and Friday at the Chicago, Central and Pacific Railroad crossing near the Bowes Road and Nesler Road intersection.
The road closure was initiated by the CC&P Railroad for emergency repairs.
The repair work will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30.
A posted detour route will direct traffic around the closure using Corron Road, Silver Glen Road, and Randall Road during the working hours.Bowes Road will be re‐opened to traffic during non‐working hours.
According to a Kane County Division of Transportation news release, the public is advised to follow the posted detour route and to expect increased travel times.
Information regarding this change and other active traffic advisories are available on this Kane County Division of Transportation web page.
Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Chief of Traffic Operations & Permitting Kurt Nika at 630-584‐1171.
Work Zone Safety Alert
Drivers in this project area should be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, watch for construction workers and construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.
Drivers should expect delays and may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is completed.
KDOT reminds drivers that is illegal to talk on a cell phone or text while driving through a highway construction work zone. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375.