Route 45 closed in Libertyville; railroad bridge retaining wall collapses

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 9/4/2018 10:47 AM
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  • A retaining wall on Route 45 in Libertyville collapsed overnight, one day after the Lake County Sheriff's Department shut down the roadway in both directions.

      A retaining wall on Route 45 in Libertyville collapsed overnight, one day after the Lake County Sheriff's Department shut down the roadway in both directions. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • A retaining wall on Route 45 in Libertyville collapsed overnight, one day after the Lake County Sheriff's Department shut down the roadway in both directions.

    A retaining wall on Route 45 in Libertyville collapsed overnight, one day after the Lake County Sheriff's Department shut down the roadway in both directions. courtesy of Lake County Sheriffs Office

  • Route 45 remains closed after a retaining wall Libertyville collapsed overnight, one day after the Lake County Sheriff's Department shut down the roadway in both directions.

      Route 45 remains closed after a retaining wall Libertyville collapsed overnight, one day after the Lake County Sheriff's Department shut down the roadway in both directions. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • A retaining wall on Route 45 in Libertyville collapsed overnight, one day after the Lake County Sheriff's Department shut down the roadway in both directions.

      A retaining wall on Route 45 in Libertyville collapsed overnight, one day after the Lake County Sheriff's Department shut down the roadway in both directions. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Route 45 in Libertyville between Peterson Road and Route 137 remains closed in both directions Monday afternoon as Metra and the Illinois Department of Transportation determine the extent of repairs needed for the railroad bridge, where a retaining wall is threatening to collapse.

    Route 45 in Libertyville between Peterson Road and Route 137 remains closed in both directions Monday afternoon as Metra and the Illinois Department of Transportation determine the extent of repairs needed for the railroad bridge, where a retaining wall is threatening to collapse. Courtesy of Lake County Sheriff's Office

A retaining wall on Route 45 in Libertyville collapsed overnight, one day after the Lake County Sheriff's Department shut down the roadway in both directions.

The retaining wall for a railroad bridge bulged out over the pavement Sunday, prompting officials to closed the roadway between Peterson Road and Route 137.

Metra employees and officials from the Lake County Department of Transportation have been on scene inspecting the road.

Sheriff officials said they are hopeful to have traffic moving through the road by the end of the day.

Officials suggested checking Lake County PASSAGE at www.lakecountypassage.com for updated road information.

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