From IDOT: Preliminary work on the Murray Baker Bridge, which carries Interstate 74 over the Illinois River, begins Tuesday, January 14.
The work involves preparing the bridge for deck replacement later this year and will require closure of the outside lanes in each direction. The schedule for the closures is:
- January 14-15: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
January 16-18: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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.