Work on I-74 prompts traffic changes that drivers need to be aware of
Drivers on Interstate 74 will encounter some changes to traffic patterns starting Monday, March 11.
Work on Interstate 74 will prompt intermittent lane closures in the late evening to overnight hours.
Lane closures will start Monday, March 11 and last between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for both Illinois and Iowa bound directions. The closures will be south of 7th Avenue. Workers will be installing overhead signs.
The work was expected to last about two weeks; during that time the on and off ramps will remain open.
Also starting Monday, 21st Street will be closed between 5th and 6th Street as workers build a retaining wall and reconstruct 21st Street. This street will remain closed during the I-74 construction project.
Southbound 19th Street will be down to one lane for about three weeks starting Monday. The closure will be between 11th Avenue and Avenue of the Cities. During this time workers will be making a noise wall.
Calvert Drive between 14th Street and 13th Street/Kimberly Road will be permanently closed as workers change the I-74 interchange in the area.
Iowa-bound drivers will also encounter a new traffic pattern at Exit 4 starting Monday. The off-ramp will be closed at night as workers restripe the ramp.
Through-traffic will not be allowed on Brown Street between 14th and 15th Streets. This will last for the rest of the I-74 River Bridge project. Businesses and schools in that area will still have access.