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Welcome to the McClugage Bridge Project website. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is conducting a study of the eastbound McClugage Bridge (US 150) over the Illinois River. The project will study the potential removal and replacement or rehabilitation of the bridge.

Although the eastbound McClugage Bridge has been rehabilitated several times, the basic structure is over 70 years old and is approaching the end of its serviceable life. Updated design standards, new safety criteria, increased daily traffic, and the need for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are factors that must be considered for this major crossing point over the Illinois River. These factors indicate the need for another rehabilitation, or complete reconstruction, of the eastbound McClugage Bridge structure.

This website is a key source of information about the McClugage Bridge Project. Use it to learn more, to stay informed, and to submit your questions or comments.

Public Hearing

IDOT hosted a Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. To learn more about this meeting and submit your feedback, CLICK HERE.

Environmental Assessment Completed

The Environmental Assessment for US 150 Eastbound (McClugage Bridge) over the Illinois River has been completed. You can view the findings by clicking here.

The McClugage Bridge is located north of downtown Peoria, Illinois, and northwest of East Peoria, Illinois. Two truss bridge structures make-up the bridge system, which is a vital connection between regions and the second most heavily traveled river crossing in Peoria. The northern bridge carries westbound traffic and the southern bridge carries eastbound
traffic on US 150 over the Illinois River.View Details
Recognizing the value that the community brings to the transportation planning process, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will employ several tools to ensure a variety of opportunities for you to be involved throughout the McClugage Bridge Project. Public involvement will be guided by both National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements and IDOT’s Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) policy. View Details