The Metra Northwest Line/Union Pacific railroad crossing at Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway will be closed from Tuesday, March 19 through Thursday, March 21, 2019 for Union Pacific’s work to replace the concrete pads at the crossing.
Detour signs directing traffic around the railroad crossing on Arlington Heights Road will be placed throughout the vicinity of the crossing. The Village of Arlington Heights reported that northbound Arlington Heights Road traffic will be advised to detour with a right turn at Central Road, a trip to Northwest Highway in Mount Prospect, a left turn on Northwest Highway, and then back to Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights. The northbound detour will be located over one mile south of the blocked road.
Neighbors in Scarsdale and Scarsdale Estates should be prepared for extra traffic as many motorists will probably use their own detour via Dryden Place or Arthur Avenue, and possibly Park Street.
Southbound traffic on Arlington Heights Road will be advised to detour with a left turn at Northwest Highway, a trip to Central Road in Mount Prospect and then a right turn on Central Road back to Arlington Heights Road.
Neighbors in downtown and south of downtown should be prepared for extra traffic as many motorists will probably use their own detour via Evergreen Avenue, Dunton Avenue or Vail Avenue to avoid the recommended long trip into Mount Prospect.
Arlington Height Road is a common route for ambulance traffic to Northwest Community Hospital from Arlington Heights (north side), Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Prospect Heights, and Wheeling. Motorist should be alert to alternate routes that ambulances may be using during the construction work at the railroad grade crossing.
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