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Champaign: Southbound I-57 to eastbound I-74 ramp closes TODAY

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ramp from southbound Interstate 57 to eastbound I-74 will close today, Dec. 1.  

The closure is necessary to complete the new, temporary connection from eastbound I-74 to southbound I-57 as well as the construction of embankments and bridge piers for the new flyover bridge. This ramp closure will be indefinite.  
Motorists wanting to access eastbound I-74 from southbound I-57 will use southbound I-57 (exit 179A) to Curtis Road (exit 232) and then enter northbound I-57 from Curtis Road and then exit to I-74 eastbound. 
The work is part of the larger reconstruction of the I-57/74 interchange, a cornerstone of the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.  
12/1/2021 11:08 AM (Updated 12/1/2021 11:08 AM)
11/30/21 REMINDER: Inbound Kennedy New Lane Configuration At Jane Byrne

To accommodate ongoing center lane work, between Washington Boulevard and Polk Street, the current inbound Kennedy lane split configuration (two left, one right) after Washington Boulevard will change starting, weather permitting, 5 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 1.

 In the new configuration, exits remain the same and the three inbound through lanes will continue to split after Washington Boulevard. The left inbound lane will continue in its current configuration, while the two right inbound lanes will shift slightly to the right onto new pavement and will merge back together just before Harrison Street.

 To facilitate the stage change, starting at 10 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 30, lane closures are scheduled to take place on the inbound Kennedy between Chicago Avenue and Harrison Street, with occasional full stops for no longer than 15 minutes at a time beginning at 1 a.m. All lanes fully reopen by 5 a.m. tomorrow, when the new traffic pattern will be in place.  

 The new configuration is anticipated to remain in place through mid-December.

11/30/2021 3:08 PM (Updated 12/2/2021 9:39 PM)

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