Updated Murray Baker Bridge Lane Closure Schedule
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following schedule for lane closures to accommodate work to prepare the Murray Baker Bridge (Interstate 74) for its upcoming deck replacement:
- March 23-27: The outside westbound lane will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Additionally, River Road between Camp Street and Washington Street in East Peoria will close to traffic turning off eastbound Washington Street (the Bob Michel Bridge) and to traffic turning left off Camp Street toward Washington Street on March 23. This will remain closed through the duration of the Murray Baker Bridge project. Westbound Washington Street traffic will continue to have access to River Road. The temporary signals at the Washington Street interchange with I-74 also will be activated.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.