I-74 near St. Joseph to be narrowed for guardrail installation
ST. JOSEPH — For the next approximately three months, traffic on Interstate 74 from St. Joseph to Illinois 49 will be reduced to one lane during the day while cable guardrail is installed.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that, weather permitting, work will begin Monday on installing high-tension cable guardrail in the median of I-74 from St. Joseph to Illinois 49, just east on the Vermilion County line.
The project includes placing earth in the median, updating existing storm inlets and installing the guardrail.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the daytime hours.
This is part of a project to replace the reflectors in various locations throughout the five-county district. The work will continue through November 2012, then will resume in the spring of 2013 and should be completed in October 2013.
The contractor for this $2.4 million project is Cross Construction.