City officials in Rochelle have announced that 2 roads will be closed for traffic starting this week due to construction work.
The 1st project involves Steward Road. It will be closed north of the Ogle-Lee County line and adjacent to the south edge of the Illinois River Energy plant starting on Tuesday. The work will not be completed until November 7th.
The construction will provide the city of Rochelle railroad access to the new Coated Sand Solutions plant on Steward Road. A signalized, gated crossing will be installed shortly after the rail crossing is completed.
IRE plant traffic will enter and exit north of the closure. Coated Sand Solutions traffic will use the south entrance and exit for work.
The detour will be Steward road to Illinois 251 south and then Perry Road for traffic in the area.
The 2nd project involves 20th Street, south of 10th Avenue. The area will be closed for traffic starting on Wednesday due to drainage improvements, culvert replacements, and other restoration work.
The project should be completed by Friday.
The west entrance to Cooper Park will be open during the construction on 20th Street.