BRIMFIELD—The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on Interstate 74 in Knox County begins July 6.


The project involves removal and replacement of the bridges that carry I-74 over French Creek, about 5 miles west of Brimfield, and will reduce I-74 to one lane in each direction. Work is expected to be complete in July 2021.


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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.