Motorists traveling on U.S. Highway 63 in Waterloo can expect another traffic obstacle, starting Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2018).

Logan Ave. at the Canadian National Railway (CN) crossing will close at 8 AM as part of the on-going U.S. 63 reconstruction project, officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation said. A detour will be in effect through late January, weather permitting.

The project will include placement and removal of a temporary rail detour, utility work, and installation of a new crossing. During construction, motorists will be detoured around the work zone using Logan Ave. and Edwards, Lincoln and Conger streets.

The railroad crossing work is connected to a larger construction project, in the same area, that's scheduled to be completed in Nov. 2019. The highway is closed right now between Franklin and Newell/Conger streets, where crews are building a bridge to carry U.S. 63 traffic over the current Canadian National railroad overpass and replacing the pedestrian bridge with an underpass.