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THE MCCLUGAGE BRIDGE PROJECT

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.

CLICK HERE to view the Proposed Bridge Design

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.

Environmental Report Approved, Project Moves to Design Development

On September 20, 2017 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the U.S. 150 Eastbound Structure (McClugage Bridge) over the Illinois River in Peoria and Tazewell Counties. This approval signifies the end of the preliminary phase of the project and the beginning of detailed design, which is scheduled to be completed late in 2018.

The approved documents from this phase of the project can be found in the Documents section of the website.

 

 

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