Pavement Work on I-74 begins August 5

Date: September 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement repairs on Interstate 74 between High Cross Road and Prospect Avenue will begin Monday, August 5.

The work involves milling and resurfacing from High Cross Road to east of Cunningham Avenue in Urbana and microsurfacing from Cunningham Avenue to west of Prospect Avenue in Champaign. Repairs to guardrails also will be performed. The project is expected to last approximately seven (7) weeks and will require nighttime lane closures between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, with at least one lane open in each direction at all times.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on

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