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 20th 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
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.
For more information,
please visit: http://www.dot.il.gov/ImprovingI74I155/index.html
Please slow down and
use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.