The Village of Elwood is alerting residents and motorist traveling on Mississippi Avenue of an upcoming road closure. The Village has been notified by the Union Pacific Railroad of the temporary road closure of Mississippi Avenue due to necessary repair work to the railroad crossing at Mississippi Avenue between Douglas Street and Matteson Street. Beginning Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. until Monday, October 28, 2019 at 3:00 P.M., the Mississippi Avenue railroad crossing will be closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic. During this time Mississippi Avenue will be completely closed and motorists will need to bypass the area and seek alternate routes. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to signs and barricades while giving special attention to workers and pedestrians near the construction zone. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure. The designated detour route will be marked with signs and is Route 53 north to Millsdale, west on Millsdale to CenterPoint Way, south on CenterPoint Way to Elwood International Port Road (EIP/ Baseline), EIP south to Mississippi Avenue.