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Project Overview

Summary of Improvements

  • Remove and replace the pavement on I-74 and I-155

  • Add a through traffic lane on both eastbound and westbound I-74 to provide three lanes total in each direction of travel

  • Reconfigure the I-74/I-155 interchange

  • Replace the bridges on I-74 over I-155 and Jackson St.

  • Remove the tunnels on Jefferson St. under I-74 and add bridges

  • Remove the bridges over the abandoned railroad on I-74 and build roadway in their place

  • Reconstruct on and off ramps at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange

  • Install traffic signals on Morton Ave. at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange

  • Construct median barrier wall on I-74 between the eastbound and westbound lanes

  • Install highway lighting on I-74 and I-155

  • Install Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) elements for traffic monitoring

  • Install drainage features

Objectives

  • Improve interchange and Interstate safety

  • Improve traffic flow

  • Improve deteriorating structures

  • Improve the I-74/I-155 interchange configuration and efficiency

  • Improve capacity on I-74 and I-155

Construction Timeline
*All dates are weather dependent and subject to change. All work will take place under staged construction. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through the project area.

2013 Construction Season

  • Construction will begin on I-74 and I-155

  • Construction will begin on the ramps at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange

  • Construction will begin on Morton Ave. at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange

  • Temporary pavement will be constructed at the I-74/I155 interchange

  • Bridge construction will begin at Jefferson St., Jackson St.

  • Bridge removal will begin at the abandoned railroad on I-74

2014 Construction Season

  • Construction of the north ramps at the I-74/I-155 interchange

  • Construction of the I-155 bridges over I-74 at the I-74/I-155 interchange

  • Construction will continue on the bridges at Jefferson St. and Jackson St.

  • Construction will continue on the ramps at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange

  • Bridge removal will continue at the abandoned railroad bridge on I-74

  • Construction will continue on I-74 and I-155

2015 Construction Season

  • Construction completed on I-74 and I-155

  • Construction completed on all bridges on I-74

  • Construction completed at the abandoned railroad on I-74

  • Construction completed on the ramps at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange

  • Construction completed on Morton Ave. at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange

  • Construction completed on highway lighting, ITS, traffic signing, miscellaneous work items
     

 

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