Godfrey Public Safety Administrator Chris Sichra is advising local residents and motorists to plan for a temporary detour announced this month by Kansas City Southern Railroad, which will temporarily close the Ingham Lane railroad crossing to conduct routine periodic maintenance and repair worknext Wednesday and possibly Thursday.
Work will begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, and may continue until 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Afterward, the crossing will be opened to full traffic.
Sichra states that KCS RR will be coordinating the closure and detour route. A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure.
Fire, police, EMS and utility companies have already been notified of the closure so they can adjust emergency response or operational routes. Residents and motorists should also try to avoid the area and consider alternate routes.
For any community concerns or complaints, contact the KCS RR at CommunityConcerns@kcsouthern.com or call (816)-983-1987