The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on both directions of Interstate 74 between Morton (exit 102) and Goodfield (exit 112) begins March 29.
The work involves removing and replacing shoulders and guardrails, and is part of a larger project to repair 10 bridges along I-74. The first phase of repairs is expected to be complete in October, with the second phase ending next spring.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year one included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow IDOT on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.