Westbound I-74 bridge from Illinois to Iowa to close for construction

Truckers traveling on I-74 from Illinois to Iowa will be required to detour using I-80 or I-280 beginning Monday, March 18.Truckers traveling on I-74 from Illinois to Iowa will be required to detour using I-80 or I-280 beginning Monday, March 18.

Truck drivers who frequently cross the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge traveling from Illinois into Iowa will soon be required to detour around the bridge because of a construction project.

The Illinois and Iowa departments of transportation say that, beginning Monday, March 18, construction of the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge will require all westbound interstate through-traffic to be detoured to I-80 and I-280. The eastbound bridge will remain open.

The new Iowa-bound bridge is expected to be open to traffic in the first half of 2020, the departments say.