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IDOT announces traffic changes for McLugage Bridge traffic as construction continues

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PEORIA (WEEK) -- Three areas of traffic on and around the McClugage Bridge will be affected starting early April as the new bridge construction continues..

The closures are due to the ongoing construction of the new eastbound bridge, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.

On the bridge starting April 5, eastbound U.S. Route 150 will be reduced to one lane as traffic approaches the Adams Street exit. Traffic will use the left lane to head east on the bridge.

These changes are expected to be in place until late 2022, when the new bridge is expected to answer.

Late in the day on April 6, the ramp from southbound Illinois 29 to eastbound U.S. 150 will have its own dedicated lane to merge onto U.S. 150. This will be a free-flow movement. Intermittent lane closures across the entire bridge will be needed throughout the year, causing this to occasionally change. This is necessary for the future closure of the ramp from northbound Illinois 29 to eastbound U.S. 150.  That is expected about April 27, and more information will be forthcoming. 

Starting April 12 and lasting until April 19, the exit ramp from eastbound U.S. 150 to Adams Street will be closed to all traffic as it is being reconstructed. Traffic toward downtown Peoria will have a marked detour that utilizes southbound Illinois 116 and westbound I-74. 

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