Eastbound McClugage Bridge Over Illinois River Improves Traveler's Experience


  • Local Governments
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  • Construction
  • Engineering


  • Peoria, Illinois

Challenge: After more than seven decades of serving as a major artery for the Peoria Metro Area and faced with an aging existing structure that carries more than 20,000 eastbound trips a day, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), conducted a comprehensive study that included extensive public comment opportunities, in determining the need to replace the eastbound US Route 150 McClugage Bridge.

Solution: HR Green provided construction management services as part of a Teaming Arrangement with Michael Baker International to construct the eastbound US 150 bridge (McClugage Bridge) over the Illinois River in Peoria and Tazewell Counties.

The project included the construction of a new 23-span tied arch bridge supported on steel pile and drilled shaft foundations and reinforced concrete piers and abutments; the construction of a new 2-span, 183-foot long structure carrying the eastbound US 150 lanes over IL Route 29, a 55-foot long reinforced concrete double box culvert, earthwork, storm sewer, PCC and HMA pavement, ITS elements, landscaping and erosion control items, roadway lighting, and the demolition of the existing eastbound US 150 bridge over the Illinois River.

The construction engineering and inspection services delivered as part of this contract included performing on-site inspection, reviewing the layout of contract and design change items, providing geotechnical inspection and testing, preparing project records, maintaining documentation, submitting pay estimates and change orders, public relations services, and all other duties arising from the complete record keeping of the project.

Benefit: The new McClugage Bridge will improve the traveling experience for everyone who uses the bridge. This new structure will improve capacity, increase safety, reduce travel times, and ensure additional multi-modal access with bike/ped accommodations.

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