Traffic Shift: Interstate 74 from I-474 to I-155

By WEEK Producer

Traffic Shift: Interstate 74 from I-474 to I-155

May 17, 2013 Updated May 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a traffic staging shift on eastbound I-74 from I-474 to I-155 will take place Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Work to complete this traffic shift is expected to continue overnight until Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30 a.m.

Traffic on eastbound I-74 will be reduced to one lane while crews remove pavement markings. Eastbound I-474 traffic will be required to merge into the one open lane of I-74 during this time and significant traffic congestion is expected.

When this work is completed, two lanes of eastbound I-74 will be open to traffic at this location.

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton Avenue in Tazewell County, including construction of additional through lanes on I-74; reconstruction of the I-155 interchange into a new configuration; ramp improvements at the Morton Avenue interchange; removal of eight existing structures on I-74 with replacement of six of those structures; pavement removal and replacement; installation of highway lighting; and, installation of roadway drainage.

The project is expected to be completed in 2015.

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