Will reopen Nov. 24 in time for Thanksgiving Day travel.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving. Early. Illinois Route 176 should be reopen for Thanksgiving Day travel after Union Pacific Railroad performs repairs on the railroad crossing starting at 3 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22. The cross will reopen by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. The bike path will also be closed during those two days. Union Pacific Railroad has recently informed the Village of Lake Bluff that it will replace the railroad crossing at Route 176 (west of Green Bay Road and east of US 41). The Village will provide additional information as it becomes available. In the interim, if there are any questions, contact Wesley "Wes" Lujan, director of Public Affairs with Union Pacific Railroad, at (312) 777-2002.
Lake Forest High School, city collaborate to build awareness about recent train fatalities.
Recent Lake Forest High School graduate Max Moore learned firsthand about the deadly consequences of distraction near railway crossings during his childhood. In 2003 one of his good friends, Steven Malin, lost his life in a train accident in Lake Forest when he was just a fifth grader. "Up until that time, I didn't know that trains could kill people," Moore said, explaining the tragedy made him more aware of the importance of using caution around railroad tracks. The accident that killed Moore's friend has not been the only train fatality in Lake Forest. Over the last three years, the city's west side Metra station has seen three train related fatalities. This prompted the Lake Forest City Council to form a Transportation Safety Management…