IDOT will close the Murray Baker (I-74) bridge that crosses the Illinois River between Peoria and East Peoria from March 29 through October 31, 2020. Local traffic will be re-routed via Route 40/Knoxville/Kumpf Blvd. through Peoria and Riverfront Drive in East Peoria.
Detailed maps and updates on this extensive project may be found at: http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com/murraybakerdetour/index.html.
If you are a UICOMP employee working in downtown Peoria, please be aware that this detour may impact you even if you do not rely on the Murray Baker Bridge as part of your commute. Traffic lights will be sequenced to expedite movement on the detour and keep traffic moving. This will mean longer red lights for the streets that cross Route 40/Knoxville/Kumpf.
Google Maps and social media platforms with GPS mapping applications are expected to be updated with appropriate detour information.