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The phase two road closure on Carterville's West Grand Avenue has been delayed again and will now begin Monday, May 8.

A news release from the city said the construction company postponed the closure because the construction area is saturated with ground water, and 3 to 5 inches of rain are predicted for the weekend. 

West Grand Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Greenbriar Road and Lions Drive. The two detour routes include Illinois 13 and Sycamore Road.

City of Carterville and Carterville Unit 5 School District strongly encourage parents and students leaving the elementary or high school to use the Cambria Road to Sycamore Road detour route to travel east when leaving either campus. This route is recommended because of the uncontrolled left turn across multiple lanes at Cambria Road and Illinois 13. 

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