City of West Chicago
475 Main Street
P.O.Box 488
West Chicago, IL  60185

Contact: Gabrielle Wallace Scott Marquardt
  630-918-9210 630-293-2200, ext 139
Date:  April 22 , 2005  

Washington Street at Union Pacific Railroad
Crossing closed May 9-11

WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, APRIL 26, 2005 The City of West Chicago announced today that Washington Street at the Union Pacific Railroad Crossing will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, May 9 through Wednesday, May 11.

The closure is due to required railroad crossing repairs being performed by the Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Washington Street will be closed to through traffic between RT 38 and RT 59. From the east, local traffic may use Washington Street from RT 59 to Main Street. From the west, local traffic may use Washington Street from RT 38 to Clara Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route (RT 59 to RT 38) or to choose another alternate route.

West Chicago is the fastest-growing city in DuPage County in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. With a current population of more than 25,000, West Chicago is a diverse, family-oriented community with a rich cultural mix and a proud heritage. West Chicago is the first Illinois community established by the railroads and continues to be a convenient transportation hub served by three major rail lines, Illinois' third-busiest airport and three state highways. West Chicago offers award-winning schools, a growing industrial park and convenient access to parks, shopping and restaurants. Visit the city's website at for additional information and current events.