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Seven projects bring construction season in Champaign County

Gov. Pritzker’s bipartisan Rebuild Illinois will be blanketing the Champaign-Urbana area into 2022. Seven projects in the area total more than $83 million in infrastructure investments.

“With the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, Illinois isn’t just making temporary repairs and patching up existing infrastructure, it’s investing for the future,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Rebuild Illinois is the beginning of an effort to improve and replace roads and bridges and provide jobs in the Champaign-Urbana area and across the entire state. In the coming months, IDOT will undertake seven projects that will ultimately create safer roads and bridges for the Champaign-Urbana community.”

All seven projects are along the Interstate 74/57 corridor, between Duncan Road and High Cross Road and between Springfield Avenue and Olympian Drive. Four of the seven are ongoing, with two starting later this summer and one slated for May 2021:

A. Now to Fall 2021: U.S. 150 resurfacing from Wright St to west of Cunningham Ave (single-lane closure).

B. Now to Summer 2021: I-74 bridge deck overlays and repairs from High Cross Rd to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks (single-lane closures & detours).

C. Now to Summer 2021: U.S. 150 bridge replacement over I-57 (single-lane closure with traffic signals).

D. Now to Summer 2021: Mattis Ave bridge replacements over I-57/I-74 (single-lane closure with traffic signals).

E. August 2020 to Fall 2022: I-74 replacement of bridges over the Canadian National Railroad and Market St (single-lane closures; Oak St and ramp closures).

F. August 2020 to Fall 2020: I-72 resurfacing, microsurfacing, bridge deck overlay and guardrail replacement from White Head Road to I-57 west of Champaign (single-lane closure)

G. May 2021 to Summer 2021: Illinois 10 bridge replacement over Copper Slough west of Duncan Road (all traffic detoured).

Image from Rebuild Illinois.

Top image from State of Illinois.

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