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.

RAMP CLOSURE
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.

LANE CLOSURES
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.

 

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