McClugage Construction on the Move!
Construction on the eastbound McClugage Bridge is in full gear as crews work to deliver a new structure with improved bridge capacity and safety for the Peoria region.
That work will continue throughout the winter without construction-related traffic impacts as crews build piers for the new structure. Traffic pattern changes are expected in Spring, when bridgework begins on eastbound US 150 East over IL 29.
Scheduled for completion in 2023, the new eastbound McClugage will deliver improved bridge capacity and safety, reduced travel times and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations to improve travel 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.