Changes Coming To I-74 Bridge Traffic
If you are taking the I-74 bridge Thursday morning to work. By the time you leave work, there is a good chance things will be different.
Beginning tomorrow, January 9, weather permitting, eastbound (Illinois-bound) I-74 local traffic will be shifted just south of the 7th Avenue exit to the newly reconstructed westbound (Iowa-bound) I-74 lanes. Two lanes of traffic in both directions will be maintained in a head-to-head traffic pattern separated by concrete barriers. Eastbound traffic will be able to continue towards John Deere Road.
The Avenue of the Cities exit will be closed on eastbound I-74. Motorists trying to get to Avenue of the Cities should exit at 7th Avenue. Traffic will then be directed to take the eastbound I-74 on-ramp to continue on towards Avenue of the Cities.
Prior to these changes, there will be temporary lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-74 to allow contractors to restripe the pavement for the new route.