IDOT says the lengthy Interstate 74 project in Morton is complete.
Interstate 74 is now three lanes in each direction from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton avenue. The 1-55 interchange is also reconfigured to improve access to Morton Ave and that community. Morton Mayor Ron Rainson says thank you doesn’t seem like enough:
“I mean the state has said there’s not enough money to do all the roads and fix all the roads and bridges and yet they spent millions of dollars fixing I-74 right in front of Morton Illinois. And so what I have to say is we’re just grateful!”
The series of interstate upgrades that happen in Morton started in 2013 when the state still had a budget.
Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says the project was overdue for the Morton stretch of interstates 1-55 and 74 that sees 40-thousand vehicles a day.