The Illinois Department of Transportation is making
improvements to a section of I-74 and I-155 near Morton in
The I-74 portion of the project will
begin just east of the I-74/I-474 interchange and will
extend through the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange in Morton.
The I-155 portion of the project will begin at the
I-74/I-155 Interchange and will extend south on I-155 to the
I-155/IL 98 (Birchwood Ave.) interchange.
The project will feature the reconstruction of the
I-74/I-155 interchange into a new configuration; ramp
improvements at the I-74/Morton Ave. interchange; removal of
eight existing structures on I-74 with replacement of six of
those structures; pavement removal and replacement on both
I-74 and I-155; construction of additional through lanes on
I-74; installation of highway lighting; and, installation of
These improvements are needed to address the
deterioration of the existing structures, which are reaching
the end of their service life. This project will bring the
roadways and ramps up to current design standards.
The goal of this project is to enhance the
flow of traffic and reduce congestion while also providing a safer
facility for the public. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2015.