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The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that work on River Drive between 19th & 23rd Streets has been suspended for the winter due to cold weather.
On Monday, December 8, 2014, if weather permits, IDOT will open the 3rd Avenue/River Drive exit ramp from I-74 and motorists will be able to travel eastbound on River Drive. The I-74 entrance ramp from River Drive will remain closed until the pavement can be completed in the Spring of 2015.
The reconstruction of River Drive is the first project for the State of Illinois in preparation of the planned new I-74 Bridge over the Mississippi River. McCarthy Improvement Company is the contractor for the $6.9 million project that began on September 2, 2014. IDOT Contact is John Wegmeyer 815-284-5302