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Title: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on April 15, 2010, 04:30:50 PM
http://thecapitolfaxblog.com/2010/04/15/big-construction-money-starting-to-flow/


Cap Fax has link to the 67 story and to IDOTS new 5 year plan Not much change from last year except

Galena Bypass engineering is back -perhaps to keep project on life support
Looks like a little more money for 67 actual construction in Jersey and Morgan counties
34 is here in Henerson County and Kendall and Dekalb
US 51 and US 45 as mentioned elswhere

Plans to 6 lane 74 were dropped I dont know if 57 is in here or not
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on April 17, 2010, 07:54:56 PM
Somewhat related article dealing with IL 255 and US 67:
http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/illinois-39006-beiser-project.html?orderby=TimeStampAscending&oncommentsPage=1#slComments (http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/illinois-39006-beiser-project.html?orderby=TimeStampAscending&oncommentsPage=1#slComments)

US 67 will be getting $23 million for work from IL 255 to the Jersey County line, plus $3.8 million for a flyover somewhere.

Just seems like two years to build a simple overpass over Humbert Road for IL 255 is too long.

EDIT:  Looked through the new 5-year plan and didn't find mention of projects for finishing IL 255 :hmmm:

Other plan comments:
* I-255 gets much needed repairs in the accelerated construction program.
* District 9 has $156,000 for FY 2011 for an I-66 feasibility study Paducah to Cape Girardeau.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on April 17, 2010, 11:42:16 PM
I was wondering too. None of what is in the article is in the 5YP. This group has a lot of clout so I wondered if all the funding got moved into 2010. There are a lot of structures it may take a couple of years to finish even if fully funded?
Anyone else think this will be the last non toll freeway in Illinois?

I was once tod by someone high up in IDOT that there are "phantom" Studies I 66 looks like one There was another one that becamse the Illinana so sometimes they survive

Other items i noticed
US 50 looks like only 40 miles or so from US 45 to the exsiting 4 lane
US 45 near Texas City is still in it
There is some money for the Gateway Corridor

There are nominal funds for the Galena Bypass
US 30
IL 29 near Peoria
IL 336 Peoria to Macomb

The bulke of add lanes is 67 51 and 34
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on April 17, 2010, 11:52:27 PM
The Gateway Connector funding was only for land acquisition to protect the corridor; even IDOT personnel in the district didn't know when the EIS process would start for it.

More highlights:

* I-74 is supposed to get preliminary engineering for a new interchange and US 150 connection east of Chambana.

* Lots of PE for I-55 around Springfield; I don't suppose this could be for a much needed widening?
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on April 18, 2010, 09:32:39 PM
As I was told once ...Roads around Sprigfield tend to get built....It is needed on 55 and some of the interchanges are really bad.
One road that didnt was IL 97 to IL 125 west of town I dont know why Traffic Volumes warrant -over 10000 vpd

Here is on in Dist 4 -IL 91 in Dunlap additional lanes only 5000 vpd
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on April 20, 2010, 10:19:53 PM
http://www.dot.state.il.us/il255project.html

It does look like I-255 was moved into the 2010 budget but the updated text is still somewhat confusig
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on May 21, 2010, 12:44:07 AM
As of today, there are two brand new, completely built bridges on US 67 not too far north of the curve where IL 255 will end that are waiting for any connecting pavement.  I think it was this area:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl)

Closer to the curve where IL 255 will connect, there has been some utility relocations and an abundance of survey flags.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on May 21, 2010, 11:03:38 PM
Thanks! Great news keep us updated

Post Merge
I just went through the 5 year plan again and this is it for FY 2011 in ALL Illinois as far as adding lanes or system expansion. If anyone is going to be in the area it would be great if you could post some pictures.
Thanks

Post Merge
Corridor 67 Update meeting
Tuesday August 31 in Macomb . There will be Federal and State Legislators and IDOT presenting the Update
Its a $15 lunch . I dont know if the moderators want these types of events posted
I have the other details and contacts if anyone is interested. They have then 4 times a year between Macomb and Alton
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on September 01, 2010, 07:17:10 PM
Article in the Alton paper regarding the US 67 corridor, but the author is apparently confused on the differences between a freeway and an expressway:

http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/crowe-44387-bridge-funded.html (http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/crowe-44387-bridge-funded.html)
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on October 26, 2010, 11:32:12 PM
http://www.dot.state.il.us/press/r101310a.pdf
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on November 07, 2010, 01:25:48 PM
Plans for US 67 from IL 255 to around Dehli:
http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/061110/76311-017/PLANS/ (http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/061110/76311-017/PLANS/)

Couple comments:
* (Sheet 162)  Looks like IL 267 is being truncated back to the IL 111 intersection near Medora.

* (Sheets 166 and 167) The signage for the IL 255 - US 67 interchange is poorly done IMHO.  There really should be some overheads or at least a diagram indicating that US 67 exits while the road straight becomes IL 255.



Plans for the last section of IL 255:
http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/030510/76323-129/PLANS/ (http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/030510/76323-129/PLANS/)
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on April 05, 2011, 09:54:26 PM
The April 29th letting has a signing contract (76E76) for IL 255: but as of this post the plans are not yet available.

http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/042911/76E76-048/PLANS/PL-76E76-048.pdf (http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/042911/76E76-048/PLANS/PL-76E76-048.pdf)

The control cities for the final segment appear to be "To I-270" and Godfrey. 

Also interesting that this project will use the vierendal (spelling?) truss design for an overhead sign structure, while elsewhere in Illinois this design is being replaced with a more standard truss design.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on April 07, 2011, 07:29:27 PM
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_2e28570a-6155-11e0-af78-001a4bcf6878.html

The Newer 5 year plan is out today. I have not gone over it all yet but here is a new study related to 67/IL 255 . The article points out more traffic when 67 is 4 lanes to Jerseyville and beyond. Those are hopeful words for IDOT.

The full plan is on page one http://www.dot.state.il.us
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: mightyace on April 09, 2011, 05:48:33 AM
Quote
Driven by the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, the statewide multi-year plan for fiscal years 2012 through 2017 will improve 3,248 miles of road and replace or rehabilitate 611 bridges. In the upcoming fiscal year, the state is expected to improve 490 miles of road and 105 bridges.

Actually, it's a six year plan as it includes all of the fiscal years 2012 through 2017.  (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on April 09, 2011, 08:23:25 PM
Interesting how the possible expressway for US 67 (the Alton Godfrey Expressway, on Page 20/34 of the District 8 project listing) between IL 255 and IL 3 popped up so quickly, yet the Gateway Connector only gets land acquisition, and several other routes that need widening (I-270 and I-55/70 east of I-255) are not getting anything.

I hope IDOT considers how the Alton Godfrey route will likely lead to/require widening current US 67 between IL 3 and downtown Alton
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on April 10, 2011, 04:18:38 PM
http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/billion-52589-illinois-state.html

This is really strange since the Alton mayor knows nothing about it! This is the only new project of any significance in the state.
Several others including 67 seem to be dying on the vine. I didnt see the need to update the major projects since there is nothing to update.
What I can say is next time IDOT crys poverty I would mention this to them
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: kharvey10 on April 11, 2011, 10:42:53 AM
Its more likely the rumored Alby Road Extension that Godfrey is planning, but it could also be a new road or an upgrade to US 67.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on April 11, 2011, 09:16:09 PM
Several others including 67 seem to be dying on the vine. I didnt see the need to update the major projects since there is nothing to update.

US 67 seems to be one of the most active corridors, with lots of final plan development and possible development of the Jerseyville Bypass in District 8, plus construction of another 6.44 miles west of Jacksonville.

There's also some work on US 51 from Assumption to Pana, and on IL 29 around Edinburg.

Page 7/21 of the listing for Will County in District 1 has IDOT apparently reimbursing ISTHA for the southern extension of I-355.

Another of the major new projects seems to be a possible new bridge for I-474 across the Illinois River.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on April 11, 2011, 09:50:39 PM
Did you notice the cost? The 67 segemnt near Jacksonville was estimated @ 6 million per mile when it was first put in Now its 8 million! This is sure to be a problem . I agree 67 is . Most of the land and engineering is done between Jacksonville and Jerseyville.
Not much north of that ex some surveys and land near Macomb. The 2 lane urgently needed reconstruction is not there for Warren County.
US 34 seems to be just the Biggsville ByPass sine the flood control issues near Burlington. I suspect that will be about that for that project. Theres is an ongoing study for US 30 and US 50 as well as IL 336

There is a really interesting project on Illinois 47 north of Interstate 74. Its a reconstrcution with shoulders. It does not have any now . IDOT has it at 800,000 per mile . I would really be interested in finding out more about it
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on July 24, 2011, 05:08:58 PM
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/x1009568991/Planning-for-bypass-advances

Some updates on other projects as well(110,336)IDOT had promised a mosltly continuous passing lane on the strech of US 67 the article mentions 20 years ago but backtracked.
Of course had thye done so it might have convinced others wanting projects that this might be the way to go and saved IDiOT billions
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on September 16, 2011, 10:12:48 AM
http://www.dot.state.il.us/press/r091511.html

A groundbreaking: Not many these days.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on October 16, 2011, 09:37:57 PM
Another update: The dirt is moving on the 6.6 mile constrcution zone. Sorry I didnt get pics. It looks like IDOT may have added and interchange at the Arenzville road.
Has anyone got an update on IL 255 and US 67 to Jerseyville Construction?

Also there is a public hearing on the reconstruction of US 67 North of Monmouth. A shoulder is to be added and curves and Intersections are to be reconstrcuted ...when IDOT finds the money.
The Hearing is October 26 from 4-7PM @Lincoln School in Monmouth.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on October 16, 2011, 10:47:25 PM
There is definitely an interchange planned for Arenzville Road.  IIRC Quincy and Taylorville will make appearances on the distance signs after that interchange (due to the IL 104 multiplex).
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on October 16, 2011, 10:57:43 PM
I know i have always found that so strange esp since 72 and to a lesser extent US 24 are the Main routes to Quincy. Mt Sterling would make more sense because of the large number of DOT Foods Trucks heading to 72 east.
It looked the 104 Bridge replacement at Meridosia would be through town again because of fogging issues from the Ameren power plant. Ameren is going to close that old coal plant so there could be a southern bypass which swing offf Illinois 99 and remerge on Illinois 104 before its future interchange with 67.
I will report back on what IDOT has on 67 north . Anyone have any comments I could pass on to them?
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: kharvey10 on October 17, 2011, 10:04:58 AM
won't be able to get a real update on the 255 and jersey area until next month, currently on nights right now.  The rumor mill is that a section of 255 from Seminary to Humbert could open in time for the holidays.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: adt1982 on October 17, 2011, 07:31:29 PM
If I'm in the area soon I can check on Jersey County/255.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on October 22, 2011, 09:17:26 PM
Thanks
Here is an update of the North Part it is 2 lanes and there is no money for it either
http://www.reviewatlas.com/news/x1606476010/IDOT-hosting-public-hearing-on-US-67-upgrades
I will be going to the hearing and will update. I know its farther North but I thought it made sense to keep 67 on one thread
It looks like it will be a lot like 127 north of Pickneyville ...which someone at IDOT told me looks like 4 lanes....in width.
I think he was hinting we are done at Pickneyville unless you want to repave the shoulders and repaint the lines like Texas does
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on October 22, 2011, 10:21:39 PM
Google Earth now has satellite images for the St. Louis metro dated 9/1/2011, while Google maps has yet to be updated.  From the Google Earth satellite photos, mainline asphalt on IL 255 appears to be mostly complete between Seminary Road and Humbert Road, while the bridge over the UP and KCS Railroad lines just west of Humbert Road only appears to have the piers up.  Grading for IL 255 west of Humbert and a few miles of US 67 appears to be well underway.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: rmsandw on October 24, 2011, 09:15:41 PM
I was through there in August and saw construction start about a mile or two north of the Madison/Jersey Line down to Godfrey.  Pictures are up on my IL 255 page.

http://www.billburmaster.com/rmsandw/illinois/state/il255.html
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on October 24, 2011, 10:55:18 PM
Really great site . You got the Quadplex in Monmouth The 110 directional signs are all up in Macomb,Galesburg and Quad City no.
I am sure the Alton Contingent of Corridir 67 will keep trying to make IL 255 into I-255
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: rmsandw on October 27, 2011, 10:24:09 AM
I was out in Galesburg in late September, and QC this month...I have some pics of the arrows when 110 changes paths, but wasnt the focus of those trips.  I hope to get back that way after the first of the year or early spring.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on October 29, 2011, 11:04:51 PM
Next section of IL 255 delayed by a failing embankment:
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/article_673d0eba-abef-52c2-971c-5262c34404c4.html (http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/article_673d0eba-abef-52c2-971c-5262c34404c4.html)
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on October 30, 2011, 05:13:15 PM
Mine subsidence was mentioned as a problem in some of the  old documents for Carbondale to St Louis . I think that is one reason its now widening IL 127. I am suprised it did not come up around Canton on IL 336. It will if that is what is causing the IL 255 problem. We do have very soft soil in Illinois and that is great fopr farming and not great for road endurance. The 4 lane section of US 67 in Rock Island on the hard ground went 50 years between repavings compared to 20 in the rest of the state.

Speaking of US 67 north I went to the meeting in Monmouth. 14 million will correct all the deficiencies of US 67 in Warren county. It would have 3 foot paved and 5 foot gravel shoulders. I was told it is an asphalt cost that Illinois does not have 8 foot paved shoulders.......but someone who knows engineering suggested I submit a commnet requesting fully paved shoulders. They help the rest of the road and would create 40 feet of pavement.

If anyone wants to submit comments they must be in writing and in in 10 days and they will be included in the official record. Just include your name and address and send them to
Regional Engineer
401 Main
Peoria Illinois 61602-11110
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: adt1982 on January 25, 2012, 10:58:37 PM
The Alton Telegraph now reports that the opening of the next section of 255 could be delayed up to a year due to the sub-base failure.

http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/section-65102-gasaway-three.html
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: adt1982 on July 11, 2012, 10:39:52 PM
The rest of 255 is expected to be open by late October.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/remaining-sections-of-illinois-freeway-expected-to-open-in-october/article_fad25bb2-cba2-11e1-b79a-0019bb30f31a.html
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on October 26, 2012, 06:54:24 PM
http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/another-section-illinois-255-opens-motorists

Indiana has been getting all the attention of new road openings but broke old Illinois got some open................The rest as noted in Nov

If you check Google Traffic you can see a green line of traffic and no road
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: adt1982 on October 26, 2012, 07:59:46 PM
Now, how long will it take them to get the 4-laning of 67 finished?
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on October 26, 2012, 10:44:48 PM
That is a good question. Here is where it stands as I best understand
South of Jerseyville is either under construction or funded. There is some contruction work done on the bypass. I think most of the land is bought on that segment.
I have a lot of pic thanks to wife of the construction north of Jacksonvile. It will be done soon .
From Meridosia to Beardstown most of the land is banked. Most engineering is done.
North of Monmouth the final reconstruction is partly funded. 2 lanes w 8 foot shoulders.

The rest depends on future capital buget funding and that may take a while. IL sepaprates its budgets The Capital is fully funded but it makes the rest look even worse. Though Quinnblames pensions its only because the state didnt pay in for several years and has to double up. Its really health care whne Blago massivly expanded medicade and didnt pay for it

Also downstate/suburb /city tensions are worse than teh 80s because each have such different priorities for how to spend limited money...which is a loong winded explanation of I have NO idea. BUT dont move it to fictional highways yet!
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on November 22, 2012, 10:58:48 PM
http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/local/article_b4bb8894-3446-11e2-8d76-001a4bcf6878.html

The original project (EIS,1986) is done it was to have ended at a signalized intersection here. Had IDOT not been proded this would have ended major work on US 67 as well
Google Maps and Traffic have updated
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Revive 755 on January 21, 2013, 09:40:51 PM
Managed to drive IL 255 and US 67 up to Jerseyville.  Few comments/observations:

* IL 255 is open to the IL 111/IL 267 interchange.

* IL 267 is not signed at IL 255.  IL 267 was signed at the intersection with IL 16.

* The signs for the final section of IL 255 between IL 267 and US 67 are up.  At the exit for IL 267 there is a pull through with arrows for US 67 with the control city being Jacksonville.  There was also a US 67 shield after the exit to IL 267, but it appeared the entrance ramps signs for NB were marked for IL 255.

* The control city for the SB IL 255 entrance from IL 267 uses the usual text 'To I-270' or something similar as a control city.

* NB US 67 traffic was shifted onto the future flyover over the IL 255 mainlanes.

* Between Dehli and the end of IL 255, US 67 was head to head on the future northbound lanes.  The southbound lanes appear that they could be finished by June.  The northbound lanes appear to be missing a layer of surface course.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: edwaleni on December 13, 2021, 01:31:33 PM
The Google Earth car has transited the new 4 lane US 67 - Delhi Bypass 3 weeks ago and is online for viewing.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0380218,-90.2598858,3815m/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e1? (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0380218,-90.2598858,3815m/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e1?)

It appears they about 3 or 4 weeks from completion, with just the section on the north end needing 1 last pour, signage and striping.

Traffic is still 2 way on the newer northbound part, but the left turn lanes are all in place and 98% of the new southbound lanes are done.

Old US-67 is closed north of Delhi Road.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: CoolAngrybirdsrio4 on December 13, 2021, 02:07:19 PM
I was going to ask why the bypass was being built in the first place, but then I realized that it could most likely be due to the higher amount of traffic and safety. This on top of the upcoming industrial park nearby.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: edwaleni on December 13, 2021, 02:30:19 PM
I was going to ask why the bypass was being built in the first place, but then I realized that it could most likely be due to the higher amount of traffic and safety. This on top of the upcoming industrial park nearby.

Correct. Jerseyville and the Kansas City Southern RR have a JV for an industrial/logistics park south of town. So they have been pushing to get US-67 4 laned up to there.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on December 21, 2021, 12:19:56 PM
There was an earmark in an early version of infrastructure for 67 up to Jerseyville.
There was a 67 group out of Jerseyville and Jacksonville chamber. I have not heard anything from them in the last year. Perhaps you could check with them.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: adt1982 on December 22, 2021, 08:39:45 AM
Plans for US 67 from IL 255 to around Dehli:
http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/061110/76311-017/PLANS/ (http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/061110/76311-017/PLANS/)

Couple comments:
* (Sheet 162)  Looks like IL 267 is being truncated back to the IL 111 intersection near Medora.

* (Sheets 166 and 167) The signage for the IL 255 - US 67 interchange is poorly done IMHO.  There really should be some overheads or at least a diagram indicating that US 67 exits while the road straight becomes IL 255.



Plans for the last section of IL 255:
http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/030510/76323-129/PLANS/ (http://eplan.dot.il.gov/desenv/030510/76323-129/PLANS/)

As of last month 267 was still co-signed with 111 for the entire length of from Godfrey to Medora.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: I-39 on December 22, 2021, 08:47:13 AM
Weren't they going to build a freeway bypass around Jerseyville? What happened to that?
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on December 22, 2021, 09:13:31 AM
They were but now there is 25 million for a through town expansion.
Also IDOT  found a way to avoid most of the flood plain on US34.
You can read about it on featured projects. They have been raising costs to insane levels.
67' between Macomb and Jacksonville has a a lot of unavoidable flood plain.
I wonder if that's been a problem.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: edwaleni on December 22, 2021, 09:30:18 AM
Weren't they going to build a freeway bypass around Jerseyville? What happened to that?

Yes, they were. IDOT has taken down all of the engineering plans for it it appears.

Oates Engineering did the work and they took it down too, so obviously someone has changed their mind.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: I-39 on December 22, 2021, 09:44:01 AM
I honestly don't think any further upgrades are needed between Macomb and Jacksonville, nor between Manchester and Jerseyville. At this point, I'd simply four lane the Macomb bypass and tie it directly into US 67, then call it a day on US 67/IL-336 upgrades in Western Illinois.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: edwaleni on December 22, 2021, 10:11:02 AM
I honestly don't think any further upgrades are needed between Macomb and Jacksonville, nor between Manchester and Jerseyville. At this point, I'd simply four lane the Macomb bypass and tie it directly into US 67, then call it a day on US 67/IL-336 upgrades in Western Illinois.

I tend to agree.

Finish 4 lane US-67 to Jerseyville for the logistics park.

Finish 4 lane CKC update of Macomb Bypass from Super 2.

I think some of the dough got pushed over to the West Springfield freeway work.

With most of the CKC (IL-110) work done for now, I think Western Illinois has gotten a pretty good chunk of highway dollars the past 30 years and needs to reassess their traffic patterns.

It's the bridges on the Illinois River that sorely need work. There is one still sharing a draw bridge with BNSF railroad. A railroad employee operates the tollbooth!
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Lyon Wonder on December 22, 2021, 06:14:54 PM
I honestly don't think any further upgrades are needed between Macomb and Jacksonville, nor between Manchester and Jerseyville. At this point, I'd simply four lane the Macomb bypass and tie it directly into US 67, then call it a day on US 67/IL-336 upgrades in Western Illinois.

IDOT's priority should be reconstructing and widening I-55 around Springfield to 6 lanes with a redesigned interchange at Clear Lake Ave that replaces the cloverleaf with a new one that allows I-72 traffic to free-flow on and off I-55.

I'm not sure Jerseyville needs a bypass since I assume most traffic on US 67 between Jerseyville and Godfrey is from Jerseyville anyway.

The main reason why US 67 probably won't be expanded between Jerseyville and Manchester and west of Jacksonville to Macomb is that west central Illinois is losing population and most long haul truckers drive on the interstates unless their destination is far out of the way like Macomb.  About the only thing I expect to happen other than 4-laning US 67 to the southern part of Jerseyville is a new bridge at Beardstown.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: 3467 on December 22, 2021, 08:05:56 PM
Edwaleni Where were those engineering plans at?
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: Rick Powell on December 23, 2021, 04:48:02 PM
The main reason why US 67 probably won't be expanded between Jerseyville and Manchester and west of Jacksonville to Macomb is that west central Illinois is losing population and most long haul truckers drive on the interstates unless their destination is far out of the way like Macomb.  About the only thing I expect to happen other than 4-laning US 67 to the southern part of Jerseyville is a new bridge at Beardstown.
The proposed Beardstown bridge was originally designed as a 4-lane replacement, but with a current traffic count of 6,000 vehicles a day it can function OK as a 2-lane and will be designed to be expandable when, if ever, the traffic requires it.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: edwaleni on December 24, 2021, 11:39:13 PM
Edwaleni Where were those engineering plans at?

IDOT pulled down the images. I checked archive.org and they aren't there either.
Title: Re: US 67 Update and New 5 Year Plan Illinois
Post by: edwaleni on December 24, 2021, 11:42:37 PM
I honestly don't think any further upgrades are needed between Macomb and Jacksonville, nor between Manchester and Jerseyville. At this point, I'd simply four lane the Macomb bypass and tie it directly into US 67, then call it a day on US 67/IL-336 upgrades in Western Illinois.

IDOT's priority should be reconstructing and widening I-55 around Springfield to 6 lanes with a redesigned interchange at Clear Lake Ave that replaces the cloverleaf with a new one that allows I-72 traffic to free-flow on and off I-55.

I'm not sure Jerseyville needs a bypass since I assume most traffic on US 67 between Jerseyville and Godfrey is from Jerseyville anyway.

The main reason why US 67 probably won't be expanded between Jerseyville and Manchester and west of Jacksonville to Macomb is that west central Illinois is losing population and most long haul truckers drive on the interstates unless their destination is far out of the way like Macomb.  About the only thing I expect to happen other than 4-laning US 67 to the southern part of Jerseyville is a new bridge at Beardstown.

Illinois still thinks they are going to capture Twin Cities-St Louis traffic. Once the Hannibal Bypass in Missouri is done its a 4 lane all the way outside of Illinois and less miles. But they persist.