I-55/I-74 Road Improvements

By WEEK Reporter

I-55/I-74 Road Improvements

July 1, 2011 Updated Jul 1, 2011 at 1:20 PM CDT

Weather permitting, several safety improvements and rehabilitation are slated to begin on Interstates 55 and 74 on July 11.

Road crews will be installing new guardrails and structural concrete upgrades on bridges, as well as placing impact attenuators at bridge piers.  This will take place on I-55 from the Logan County line to the southwest side of Bloomington. The project is expected to be completed in September.

Also, crews will be re-profiling pavement on I-55/I-74 in Bloomington, most of which will be done during evening hours (9 pm to 6 am). The anticipated completion date for the project is October of this year.

Finally, crack and pavement sealing will take place on IL Route 54 from US 51 to IL Route 10 in Clinton, US 136 from IL 54 to the east limits of McLean County, US 24 from Gridley to Chenoa in McLean County, Old US 66 from Lexington to Towanda in McLean County, I-74 from the McLean County line to the Piatt County line, and IL 105 from Bement to Cerro Gordo in Piatt County. This project's expected completion is set for September.

Motorists are advised to slow down and drive carefully through this and all work zones.