Metra will provide bus service between its Lake Forest and Libertyville stations on the Milwaukee North Line for the last outbound train this Friday night due to the replacement of a rail crossing at Rockland Road/IL Route 176.
Riders onboard Milwaukee North Train 2159, which departs Chicago Union Station at 12:25 p.m., will travel to the Lake Forest Station, where they will transfer to a Pace bus. The bus will transport riders to the Libertyville Station, where they will board another train to complete the journey to Fox Lake. Passengers using the shuttle buses should anticipate delays of 20 to 25 minutes in reaching their final destination.
The bus service is necessary while Metra workers remove and replace the rail crossing at Rockland Road/IL Route 176 during the overnight hours. While this portion of the crossing project is expected to be completed before the first inbound Milwaukee North Train 2600 on Saturday morning, Pace buses will remain available for Metra use should the need arise to transport passengers between Libertyville and Lake Forest.
Metra’s work on the Rockland Road/IL Route 176 crossing will continue through July 24. The crossing will be closed to vehicular traffic until 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24. The Illinois Department of Transportation’s posted detour for eastbound traffic on Rockland Road/IL Route 176 is to proceed northbound on St. Mary’s Road, eastbound on IL Route 137 and southbound on IL Route 43 back to Rockland Road/IL Route 176. The posted detour for westbound traffic on Rockland Road/IL Route 176 is to proceed northbound on IL Route 43, westbound on IL Route 137 and southbound on St. Mary’s Road back to Rockland Road/IL Route 176.
Construction notices for all Metra projects, including temporary changes to train schedules, can be found at www.metrarail.com in the Service Updates section.