U.S. 136 Realignment Study
What is this Study?
This study is a Phase I Preliminary
Engineering and Environmental Study for US Rout 136 in
Hamilton, Illinois. The proposed purpose and need of this
study is to upgrade Study |
to prevent future flooding on the roadway that previously
made the route impassible at this location. The proposed
project is approximately 0.65 miles long and involves
existing structures carrying US Route 136 over the Hamilton
Slough and Railroad Creek as well as the existing Keokuk
Junction at-grade railroad crossing.
Why is this Study important to you?
The Mississippi River crossing at Hamilton
is a vital transportation link between Illinois and Iowa.
Major flooding of the existing roadway occurred in 1993 and
2008. The nearest alternative river crossing is
approximately 22 miles to the north at Niota/Fort Madison.
The Illinois Department of Transportation recognizes the
importance of this river crossing to the communities and
economies in both Illinois and Iowa, and the impact that
roadway flooding can have on them. Working together, we can
help make this much-needed improvement a reality.