Construction is nearing completion on the MacArthur Highway Bridge Replacement project in Peoria, IL. The new MacArthur Highway Bridge over Romeo B Garrett Avenue was opened to traffic in late-fall 2018 (on schedule) and completion of the project is anticipated in Spring 2019. IEI serves as the City of Peoria’s prime design consultant for the project and works closely with the City of Peoria, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) through the Cultural Resource Unit (CRU), consultant team members, stakeholders and the community to deliver the project design. The new bridge and retaining walls replaced the original structures that were built in 1942 and were in need of replacement. The new structures and walls were designed to closely resemble the art-deco style of the original bridge and walls. The project also supports the City of Peoria in its goal of making Peoria a more bike and pedestrian friendly city by providing a sidewalk on the west side of the roadway, bicycle lanes on the east side of the roadway, and by reducing the number of vehicle lanes on MacArthur Highway from four to two. When completed, the project will also incorporate Green Infrastructure components that will help the City of Peoria to reduce the frequency and severity of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO).