Interstate 74 in Illinois
|Everett McKinley Dirksen Memorial Highway|
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length:||220.34 mi (354.60 km)|
|West end:||I-74 / US 6 at Moline|
|US 45 in Urbana|
|East end:||I-74 at Danville|
Interstate 74 (I-74) in the U.S. state of Illinois is a major northwest–southeast Interstate Highway that runs across the central portion of the state. It runs from the Iowa state line at the Mississippi River near the city of Rock Island and runs southeast to the Indiana state line east of Danville, a distance of 220.34 miles (354.60 km). The highway runs through the major cities of Champaign, Bloomington, Peoria, and Moline.
In November 2006 major work was completed on the Upgrade 74 project for the portion of I-74 in the Midwest. This multi-year project, begun in April 2002, saw the complete renovation of I-74 through East Peoria and Peoria. Most notably the interstate was widened to three lanes through the cities, many blind or hairpin exits and entrances to the highway were removed or corrected, and many bridges crossing the highway were replaced. The biggest part of this project was work on the Murray Baker Bridge, over which I-74 crosses the Illinois River. The bridge was completely closed to traffic while being partially dismantled and reconstructed from April 2 to October 15, 2005. During this time I-74 was disconnected between Peoria and East Peoria. In late March 2013, the biggest road reconstruction project in the Peoria area since the 2002-2006 project- a complete $86.6 million revision of the Morton, Illinois I-74/I-155 interchange system- started its beginning phases (Morton, a hub for the two interstates and the site of facilities for Caterpillar, Pepsi, and Libby's Pumpkin, is a growing Peoria suburb, across the Illinois River, east of East Peoria and Pekin, in Tazewell County). This latest project is scheduled to be finished by Summer 2016 and the reconstruction is being scheduled in phases to minimize traffic disruption.
The Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation are in the planning stages to build a new bridge to replace the aging I-74 Bridge. The Iowa-bound bridge opened in 1935; the Illinois bridge in 1958. In addition to replacing the bridges, the scope of the bi-state coalition's plan includes updating 7 miles (11 km) of I-74 mainline and interchanges from 53rd Street in Davenport to the Avenue of the Cities in Moline.
|Scott||Bettendorf||I-74 west / US 6 west||Continuation into Iowa|
|Mississippi River||0.00||0.00||I-74 Bridge|
|Rock Island||Moline||1||River Drive||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only|
|3||Avenue of the Cities|
|4||IL 5 (John Deere Road)||Signed as exits 4A (west) and 4B (east)|
|5||I-280 west / US 6 east – Des Moines, Rock Island, Quad City Airport||Eastern end of US 6 concurrency; western end of I-280 concurrency; eastbound exits signed 5A (I-280 west) and 5B (US 6 east)|
|Henry||Colona Township||—||I-280 ends / I-80 / IL 110 (CKC) – Chicago, Des Moines, Davenport||Eastern end of I-280 concurrency; western end of IL 110 concurrency|
|Lynn Township||24||IL 81 – Kewanee, Cambridge|
|Woodhull||32||IL 17 – Woodhull, Alpha|
US 34 / IL 110 (CKC) west – Kewanee, Monmouth
|Eastern end of IL 110 concurrency; signed as exits 46A (west) and 46B (east)|
|48||Galesburg, East Galesburg||Westbound signed as exits 48A (west) and 48B (east)|
|Knox Township||54||US 150 / IL 97 – Lewistown|
|Peoria||Brimfield Township||71||To IL 78 – Canton, Elmwood, Kewanee|
|Brimfield||75||Brimfield, Oak Hill|
|Kickapoo Township||82||Kickapoo, Edwards|
|87||I-474 east / IL 6 north – Indianapolis, Chillicothe||Signed as exits 87A (I-474) and 87B (IL 6); exits A-B on I-474; western terminus of I-474|
|Peoria||88||142||88||To US 150 west / Sterling Avenue||Access to US 150 signed eastbound only|
|89||143||89||US 150 (War Memorial Drive)||Access from eastbound I-74 to westbound US 150 at exit 88|
|92A||IL 40 north (Knoxville Avenue)|
|92B||IL 40 south / Glen Oak Avenue – Downtown Peoria|
|Glendale Avenue||Former right-in/right-out; replaced by exit 92B|
|Jefferson Avenue||Former interchange with no eastbound exit; replaced by exit 93|
|93||IL 29 north – Downtown Peoria||Westbound entrance via exit 92B|
|Illinois River||Murray Baker Bridge|
|Tazewell||East Peoria||94||IL 40 north / Riverfront Drive – Downtown Peoria||Additional eastbound entrance from Camp Street|
|95A||US 150 / IL 29 south / US 24 / IL 116 (North Main Street)||Signed as exit 95 westbound|
|95B||US 150 east / IL 8 east (Camp Street)||Eastbound exit to eastbound Camp Street and westbound entrance from westbound Camp Street only|
|96||To IL 8 (East Washington Street)|
|99||I-474 west – Moline, Rock Island, Pekin||Eastern terminus of I-474, exit 15.|
|Morton||101||I-155 south – Lincoln|
|102||Morton Avenue – Morton||Eastbound signed as exits 102A (south) and 102B (north)|
|Woodford||Goodfield||112||IL 117 – Goodfield|
|Dry Grove Township||125||US 150 (Mitsubishi Motorway)|
|I-55 / US 51 north to I-39 north – Chicago, Rockford||Western end of I-55/US 51 concurrency|
|Bloomington||160||US 150 / IL 9 (Market Street) – Pekin|
|I-55 south / I-55 Bus. (Veterans Parkway) – St. Louis||Eastern end of I-55 concurrency|
US 51 south (Main Street) / US 51 Bus. north – Decatur, Bloomington
|Eastern end of US 51 concurrency|
|Le Roy||149||Le Roy|
|Empire Township||152||US 136 – Rantoul, Heyworth|
|De Witt||Farmer City||159||IL 54 – Farmer City, Gibson City|
|Piatt||Blue Ridge Township||166||Mansfield|
|Champaign||Mahomet||172||IL 47 – Gibson City, Mahomet|
|Champaign||179||I-57 to I-72 west – Memphis, Chicago, Decatur||Signed as exits 179A (south) & 179B (north); exit 237 on I-57|
|184||US 45 (Cunningham Avenue) – Rantoul|
|185||IL 130 (University Avenue)|
|St. Joseph||192||St. Joseph|
|Ogden||197||To IL 49 south – Royal, Ogden|
|Vermilion||Oakwood Township||200||IL 49 – Fithian, Rankin|
|Danville Township||210||US 150 (M.L. King Drive)|
|215||US 150 / IL 1 (Georgetown Road, Gilbert Street)||Signed as exits 215A (east/south) and 215B (west/north)|
|216||Bowman Avenue, Perrysville Road|
|I-74 east||Continuation into Indiana|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- State of Illinois (n.d.). "605 ILCS 15 / Dirksen Memorial Highway Act". Illinois Compiled Statutes. Retrieved November 8, 2007.
- Staff (October 31, 2002). "Main Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 29, 2006.
- Staff (January 4, 2007). "Upgrade 74". Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2006.
- Buedel, Matt. "$86.6 million road project begins Monday near Morton". Journal Star. Peoria, IL. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
- Dispatch/Argus staff (2005). "Mississippi Bridge Timeline". The Dispatch / The Rock Island Argus. Progress 2005. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
- Staff. "I-74 Corridor Overview". Iowa Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
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