SR 23 to be closed north of Walkerton

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - CSX Railroad will be closing their crossing on State Road 23 between Tyler Rd and Tyler St in Walkerton starting Monday, August 30. 

This closure is to rebuild the at grade crossing in this location. The road is expected to reopen the evening of Wednesday, September 8, weather permitting. 

Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow State Road 4, State Road 104 and U.S. 6.

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