The rail crossing closures in Godfrey have inadvertently thrown a monkey wrench into a fundraiser. The Pride, Inc. Garage Sale is scheduled for today from 8am-noon at Karen Wilson State Farm on Tolle Lane. Wilson (pictured) wants to assure the public they can get to her office near the train tracks, but only by coming from Humbert Road.
To do so, you will have to wind your way around the barricades, but the road is open to local traffic. As Tolle is closed, Alby Street is open this morning, but the crossing is rough, having been patched with gravel during the construction. Railroad officials say either Tolle or Alby will be open at times to allow for motorists to have an easier detour. The Bethany Lane crossing will close today. Motorists are urged to follow signs to know if either Alby or Tolle will be open, and can also follow the link below to a closing update page with the Illinois Department of Transportation. The Humbert Road crossing is scheduled to reopen by Tuesday, and the Alby crossing should be done by next Wednesday. All area work should be completed by May 5.