Intersection, Lane and Road Closures

The following lane and road closures have been posted by or reported to the city’s Public Works Department.  Closures can result from work being done in the street, the street and lane closed for safety reasons as private contractor perform work or are provided by outside agencies, such as IDOT or the Macon County Highway Department, that may affect travel in and around Decatur.

Please reduce speed and follow all signs in the work areas.

Alley Closures

There are no current Alley Closures.

Intersection Closures

There are no current Alley Closures.

Lane Closures

Martin Luther King Jr Drive

Ameren Illinois will be removing wire from Ameren T-line on Martin Luther King Jr Drive beginning December 2020. During this closure, one lane will always be open, however, the area of the closure will shift as the contractor makes their way down the work zone. All lanes will typically be opened back up at the end of each work day.  The closure is expected to last from December 2020 through February 2021. Motorists should slow down, use extreme caution and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone. For further details, please contact Nick Roach at 217-918-2809.

Road Closures

South Taylor Road

Sangamo Construction Company will be replacing Taylor Road Bridge over Ward Branch beginning Tuesday July 14, 2020, weather permitting. This work will cause the closure of Taylor Road south of Enterprise Elementary School beginning at 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020 and will continue to approximately 3:30 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020. The detour route is as follows: Southbound use Route 48 East to Route 105 East to Route 51 South to Grove Road. Northbound use Grove Road to Route 51 North to Route 105 West to Route 48 West to Taylor Road. Motorist should slow down, use extreme caution and are encouraged to use the alternate route around the work zone. For further details, please contact Matt Reyhan at 217-544-9871.

CH 57 85th Street – Macon County Highway Department

The City of Decatur received the following press release from the Macon County Highway Department:

Weather Permitting; CH 57 (85th Street) will be closed for road repair starting Monday, August 31, 2020 until further notice. The road will be closed between Fort Daniels Rd. and Lehman Rd. Access Hunters Crossing will be from Lehman Rd.

If you have any questions, please call the Macon County highway Department at (217) 424-1404.

Zion Chapel Rd – Macon County Highway Department

The City of Decatur received the following press release from the Macon County Highway Department:

PRESS RELEASE

The bridge on Zion Chapel Rd. in Blue Mound Township is closed due to structural deficiencies. It is closed between IL Route 48 and CH 29 (Boody Rd.) and will remain closed until bridge replacement.

Effective today, August 3, 2020.

If you have any questions, please call the Macon County Highway Department at (217) 424-1404.