Bridge Closure to Impact I-74 Traffic Through Peoria

The Murray Baker Bridge carries Interstate 74 over the Illinois River between Peoria and East Peoria. The bridge is scheduled to be closed for rehabilitation from March 29, 2020 to October 31, 2020. Through traffic in the Peoria metro area will be detoured on Interstate 474 and local traffic will be detoured on Illinois Route 40 through Downtown Peoria and East Peoria.

Those traveling to Methodist College from points of origin east and south of Peoria are encouraged to use I-474 to travel to the college. (Map to Methodist College)

Please visit the official Illinois Department of Transportation project website for updates and detour information.