PLAN AHEAD: RAMP CLOSURE
CONTINUES AT McCLUGAGE
The Illinois Department of Transportation reminds motorists that the ramp from northbound Adams Street (Illinois 29) to eastbound War Memorial Drive (US 150) remains closed to allow for its removal as part of the McClugage Bridge project.
Motorists wanting to use eastbound War Memorial from northbound Adams Street will turn left at the newly installed signal at the intersection (see map).
This traffic pattern will remain in place until the opening of the new McClugage Bridge, which is expected in 2023.
McCLUGAGE CONSTRUCTION ADVANCES
Construction on the eastbound McClugage Bridge continues to advance in 2021. When complete, the new structure will improve capacity, increase safety, reduce travel times and ensue additional multimodal access with bicycle & pedestrian accommodations.
With an expected completion date of 2023, the new McClugage Bridge will improve the traveling experience for all who use the bridge.
After more than 70 years of serving the Peoria metro area, the eastbound McClugage Bridge will be removed and replaced with a new structure to meet the region’s transportation needs. Potential alternatives for a new bridge were examined and public comments were considered in the initial phases of the project, allowing construction to begin in the Spring of 2019.
In order to improve capacity, increase safety and reduce travel times, the new McClugage Bridge will replace the existing structure. Continuing IDOTs focus on improving multimodal capabilities and strengthening the traveling experience, the new bridge will include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. The new McClugage bridge is expected to be completed in 2023.
NEWS AND EVENTS
GOVERNOR TOURS McCLUGAGE CONSTRUCTION
Leaders highlight benefits for Peoria region
Gov. JB Pritzker was joined by state and community leaders in touring the ongoing construction of the new eastbound McClugage bridge and highlighting the many benefits the project will deliver to the Peoria region.
IDOT ensures employment opportunities, transportation programs, activities and services are provided in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with state and federal law.