Road work on I-474 near Peoria begins July 19

Road work on I-474 near Peoria begins July 19

PEORIA – The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that patching, resurfacing and other improvements to Interstate 474 from Interstate 74 to the Illinois River in Peoria County will require lane closures in each direction, beginning July 19.

This year, the project will focus on I-474 from the Illinois River in Peoria County to north of the Airport Road interchange, as well as the ramps at U.S. 24 (Adams Street) and Airport Road. Eventually, full ramp closures of up to 14 days will be needed and traffic will be detoured.

The project, which also includes expansion joint replacement, drainage improvements, guardrail replacement, electrical improvements, structural repairs and related work, is expected to be completed by November 2022.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 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. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

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