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.
WE GOT THIS!
Eastbound McClugage Bridge takes shape
With 22 new piers nearly complete and a 650-foot-long arch under construction, the new eastbound McClugage Bridge is taking shape, and the goal is within view!
Crews have worked through the snow, sun and storms of 2022 and are nearing completion of 22 new piers this Fall. Each pier measures 11-feet thick and rises 30 to 40 feet in the air, and their completion delivers the foundation for the next phase of construction: the arch.
The McClugage bridge arch will rise 130 feet above the bridge deck when completed. Construction of the massive structure will occur on the Illinois River, just south of the new eastbound bridge site. And when the 650-feet-long span is complete, it will be floated and hoisted with a crane onto the new piers, distinguishing the bridge over the Illinois River.
And with an expected completion in 2023, the new eastbound McClugage will stand tall for the Peoria region in delivering increased capacity, improved safety and reduced travel times for all who travel 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.