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.
RAMP CLOSURE AT McCLUGAGE BEGINS MAY 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the ramp from northbound Adams Street (Illinois 29) to eastbound War Memorial Drive (U.S. 150) closes May 3.
The closure is necessary for removal of the ramp. Motorists wanting to use eastbound War Memorial from northbound Adams will turn left at the newly installed signal at that intersection (view map).
This traffic pattern will remain in place until the opening of the new McClugage Bridge, which is expected in late 2022.
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
McCLUGAGE ENTERS CONSTRUCTION PHASE
Project to result in new eastbound bridge
PEORIA – After extensive study, the McClugage Bridge project is entering a construction phase that will result in a new eastbound structure with improved capacity and safety to better meet the region’s transportation needs.
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