Voter turnout for the primary election on Tuesday is expected to be about 40 percent -- considerably low compared to years past.
Voters in the northern suburb of Lake Forest who use the Lake Forest Metra station as their polling place, will need to plan for on-going track work as they head to cast their ballots Tuesday.
Metra reports that the ongoing replacement of a crossing near the station continues to detour vehicle traffic on westbound Everett, the street that crosses over the tracks. A detour for election day is posted at Everett and Waukegan Roads. Voters will drive north on Waukegan, west on Conway (crossing the tracks there) and then south on Telegraph to the station.
Metra apologizes for the inconvenience, and wanted to get the word out to folks who aren't aware of the ongoing detour, because they may not be regular riders, but are planning to vote.
The project began on the final day of October, and the aim is to replace one of the older grade crossings along the entire railway system. It will be complete, Metra reports, in time for winter.