I-74 and I-155 Improvement Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation is making improvements to a section of I-74 and I-155 near Morton in Tazewell County.

The I-74 portion of the project will begin just Improving I-74 I-155.jpgeast of the I-74/I-474 interchange and will extend through the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange in Morton. The I-155 portion of the project will begin at the I-74/I-155 Interchange and will extend south on I-155 to the I-155/IL 98 (Birchwood Ave.) interchange.

The project will feature the reconstruction of the I-74/I-155 interchange into a new configuration; ramp improvements at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange; removal of eight existing structures on I-74 with replacement of six of those structures; pavement removal and replacement on both I-74 and I-155; construction of additional through lanes on I-74; installation of highway lighting; and, installation of roadway drainage.

These improvements are needed to address the deterioration of the existing structures, which are reaching the end of their service life. This project will bring the roadways and ramps up to current design standards.

 

Note: IDOT projects typically have three distinct phases. Phase I (or the project Study) consists of developing the project scope, environmental studies and preliminary design of a project. Phase II (Design) consists of refining the design to develop contract plans and land acquisition. Phase III (Construction) consists of the actual construction of the project.

Summary of Improvements

  • Remove and replace the pavement on I-74 and I-155

  • Add a through traffic lane on both eastbound and westbound I-74 to provide three lanes total in each direction of travel

  • Reconfigure the I-74/I-155 interchange

  • Replace the bridges on I-74 over I-155 and Jackson St.

  • Remove the tunnels on Jefferson St. under I-74 and add bridges

  • Remove the bridges over the abandoned railroad on I-74 and build roadway in their place

  • Reconstruct on and off ramps at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange

  • Install traffic signals on Morton Ave. at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange

  • Construct median barrier wall on I-74 between the eastbound and westbound lanes

  • Install highway lighting on I-74 and I-155

  • Install Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) elements for traffic monitoring

  • Install drainage features

Objectives

  • Improve interchange and Interstate safety

  • Improve traffic flow

  • Improve deteriorating structures

  • Improve the I-74/I-155 interchange configuration and efficiency

  • Improve capacity on I-74 and I-155

 

May 13, 2016
I-74 Lane Closures near Morton

May 5, 2016
I-74 Lane Closures near Morton

March 31, 2016
I-74 Lane Closures near Morton

March 18, 2016
Work Set to Resume on I-74 and I-155 near Morton

November 17, 2015
I-74 Lane and Ramp Closures near Morton

November 12, 2015
I-74 / I-55 Ramps Re-opening

November 9, 2015
I-155 Full Closures , I-74 Lane Closures near Morton

November 4, 2015
I-74 Lane Closures near Morton

October 23, 2015
I-74 Lane Closures near Morton

October 8, 2015
I-74 Lane Closures near Morton

September 21, 2015
I-74 Lane Closures near Morton

August 5, 2015

U.S. 150 (Jackson Street) under I-74 in Morton lane reduction

July 22, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the right lane of the three-lane section of eastbound I-74 between I-474 and I-155 will be closed from Thursday, July 23 through Monday, July 27.

June 29, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the right lane of eastbound I-74 will be closed between I-155 and Morton Avenue from 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 29th until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 30th.

May 11, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of eastbound I-74 and the left lane of westbound I-74 will be closed between I-474 and Morton Avenue from 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 15th to 6:00 a.m. Monday, May 18th.

April 13, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that traffic on Jefferson Street in Morton will be detoured from Detroit Avenue to Veterans Avenue beginning Monday, April 20th and continuing until the end of May.

March 25, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the right two lanes of eastbound I-74 between I-474 and I-155 will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28th.

March 24, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following ramp closures, both scheduled to take effect
Wednesday, April 1st and continue until the end of November.

March 17, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following closures, both scheduled for 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21st.

March 11, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the right lane of eastbound I-74 will be closed at the bridge over I-155 in Morton.

July 23, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the ramp carrying northbound I-155 traffic to eastbound I-74 is closed and will remain closed through November.

July 10, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the piers that formerly carried westbound I-74 over US 150 (Jackson Street) in Morton will be removed Sunday, July 13th.

June 25, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of westbound I-74 will be closed between Morton Avenue and I-155 from 5:30 p.m. today until 6:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26th.

June 23, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of eastbound I-74 will be closed between I-155 and Morton Avenue starting at 5:30 p.m. today and continuing through 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 24th

June 11, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of eastbound I 74 will be closed between I-155 and Morton Avenue starting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12th and continuing until 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 13th.

June 9, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the left lane of eastbound I-74 will be closed from I-474 to Jackson Street in Morton from 5:30 p.m. today until 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

June 6, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the left lane of westbound I-74 will be closed from just east of Morton Avenue to I-155 Saturday, June 7th from 5:00 a.m. to noon.

June 5, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the left lane of eastbound and westbound I 74 will be closed between I-474 and I-155 starting at 5:30 p.m. today and continuing until 6:30 a.m. Friday. The lane closures are necessary for crews to relocate temporary barrier wall.

June 2, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the left lane of eastbound and westbound I-74 between I-155 and Morton Avenue will be closed starting at 5:30 p.m. today and continuing through 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

May 28, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that traffic on eastbound and westbound I-74 will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at US 150 in Morton starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29th to allow utility crews to remove overhead power lines.

May 21, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane closures are scheduled for I-74 near Morton this week. The left lane of westbound I-74 will be closed between Morton Avenue and I-155 from 5:30 p.m. today to 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The right lane of eastbound I-74 between I-155 and Morton Avenue will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Thursday to 6:30 a.m. Friday.

May 14, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the construction of a portion of the bridge carrying I-74 over US 150 (Jackson Street) in Morton will begin this weekend.

May 7, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that northbound and southbound traffic on Morton Avenue in Morton will be shifted to the southbound lanes between Ashland Street and Clark Street Wednesday, May 14th, weather permitting.

April 25, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of the three-lane section of westbound I-74 from west of I-155 to I-474 will be closed for approximately two weeks, starting Monday, April 28th.

April 21, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of eastbound I-74 will be closed from I-474 to I-155 near Morton tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. and continuing overnight.

April 11, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists should expect lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-74 from I-474 to Morton Avenue during the following times:
• 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 14th through 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15th
• 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15th through 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16th
• 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16th through 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17th
• 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17th through 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 18th
• 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 18th through 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19th


April 9, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of eastbound I-74 and the right lane of westbound I-74 from I-474 to Morton Avenue will be closed during the following times:

• 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9th through 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10th
• 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10th through 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 11th
• 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11th through 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12th
 

April 1, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the removal of a portion of the bridges carrying I-74 over US 150 (Jackson Street) in Morton will take place Saturday, April 5th from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

March 10, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the removal of a portion of the bridges carrying I-74 over US 150 (Jackson Street) in Morton will continue from 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11th to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12th and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13th.

February 24, 2014
Lane closures due to work on the bridges carrying I-74 over US 150 (Jackson Street) in Morton this weekend.

December 20, 2013
Left lane of westbound I-74 will be closed between I-155 and I-474 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 20th for relocation of barrier wall.

December 5, 2013
All ramps at the Morton Avenue I-74 interchange and all lanes on Morton Avenue have reopened

October 30, 2013
Eastbound and westbound I-74 traffic between I-155 and I-474 will be shifted to new pavement beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 1st and continuing through 6:30 a.m. Monday, November 4th

October 21, 2013
Traffic on eastbound and westbound I 74 between I-155 and Morton Avenue will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time at various intervals between 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 26th

October 21, 2013
Traffic on westbound I 74 between IL 117 in Goodfield and Morton Avenue in Morton will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time at various intervals between 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 24th and 5:30 a.m. Friday, October 25th

October 9, 2013
Eastbound and westbound I-74 traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed lanes from Jackson Street to just east of Morton Avenue the evening of Friday, October 11th

September 24, 2013
Westbound I-74 traffic between I-155 and I-474 will be shifted to the south on Saturday, September 28th

July 25, 2013
Jefferson Street under I-74 in Morton will be closed from Tuesday, July 30th until Fall 2014

June 25, 2013
Traffic on eastbound I-74 between I-474 and Morton Avenue will be stopped for up to twenty minutes at a time from 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27th until 5:30 a.m. Friday, June 28th

June 17, 2013
Eastbound and westbound I-74 between I-474 and Morton Avenue will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time at various times between 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20th and 5:30 a.m. Friday, June 21st

June 7, 2013
Traffic staging shift for westbound I-74 between I-474 and Morton Avenue will take place from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8th

May 29, 2013
Eastbound and Westbound I-74 between I-474 and Morton Avenue will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time at various times

May 21, 2013
Staging shift for the I-74 interchange at Morton Avenue will take place Wednesday, May 22nd

May 17, 2013
Right lane of eastbound I-74 and the right lane of westbound I-74 at the Pinecrest Drive interchange in East Peoria will be closed at approximately 5:30 p.m. today and will remain closed until late this evening or early Saturday morning

May 3, 2013
Daytime and nighttime right lane closures on westbound I-74 between I-155 and I-474 are scheduled to begin Monday, May 6th

April 24, 2013
Daytime and nighttime right lane closures on eastbound I-74 between I-474 and I-155 are scheduled to begin Monday, April 29th

April 15, 2013
Governor Quinn Kicks Off Work Zone Awareness Week at Site of $93 Million Construction Project in Morton

March 28, 2013
Governor Quinn Announces $86 Million Capital Investment to Reconstruct I-74 and I-155 Interchange

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