I-74 traffic stoppages expected May 5

By WEEK Reporter

I-74 traffic stoppages expected May 5

May 2, 2012 Updated May 2, 2012 at 10:44 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that motorists should be prepared for complete stoppages of traffic on I-74 near Sterling Ave. in Peoria this weekend.

The stoppages are necessary for crews to replace a light tower just west of Sterling Ave.  It will take place simultaneously in both directions for up to an hour at two separate times May 5 and/or May 6.

Message boards will be set up in advance of the location in both directions and will be updated when the work is about to begin.