WIUM Tristates Public Radio

More Rail Crossings to Close

Macomb, IL – Barricades could soon appear at a couple more rail crossings in Macomb. Temporary barricades are already in place at the Clay Street crossing. Aldermen could vote in a couple weeks to have the same done at Campbell and Madison Streets. Once the crossings are closed, they will not re-open. Mayor Mick Wisslead says eventually permanent barriers will be constructed. The Illinois Commerce Commission will pay the city $200,000 for installing the permanent barriers. Work on the permanent barriers could begin once Burlington Northern Santa Fe determines the boundary line for its right-of-way.