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 SPRINGS INTO SUMMER
Construction on the new eastbound McClugage Bridge is springing into summer with a continued focus on building new piers and abutments. The new structure requires 22 new piers, each of which is 11 feet thick and rises 30 to 40 feet in the air. Crews have worked through the Winter and Spring on their construction, with a goal of having them all built by year end.
The new eastbound McClugage is expected to open in late 2023. An additional year of project work will be dedicated to completion of the bridge over Adams Street and removal of the old structure.
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.