DANVILLE — Two Interstate 74 on Danville’s east side will be reduced to one lane through the end of next year beginning today.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the I-74 bridge over Griffin Street will be replaced, while the nearby bridge over Stoney Creek will be rehabilitated due to wearing surfaces.
The work will reduce traffic on both bridges to one lane through December 2024.
Delays can be expected for trips through the area. IDOT recommends motorists take alternate routes to bypass the work areas.
The work is part of a six-year Rebuild Illinois capital program in which IDOT plans to improve more than 3,000 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck at a cost of $33.2 billion.
Through Year 4 of the program, about $12.1 billion of improvements have been made statewide on 5,339 miles of highway, 533 bridges and 762 additional safety improvements.