The City of Sidney received notification from the Nebraska Department of Roads that approval for the closing of Illinois Street through Sidney has been granted to the Union Pacific. Illinois will be closed from 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 27th until 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 31st in order to repair the railroad crossing. A release from the Sidney Police Department explained that westbound traffic will be detoured.
Work will begin on Illinois Street in downtown Sidney this year as well. The City has budgeted for $25,314 along with $2,624,686 from the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) to complete the 3.2 mile long project. Crews from the NDOR will be doing the construction.