Work is set to resume on the John Deere Road/Illinois 5 road project, the Illinois Department of Transportation said Monday.

Beginning March 12 the westbound I-74 to eastbound John Deere Road ramp will be closed.

A posted detour route, the same as the 2017 construction season, will be utilized for traffic to access eastbound John Deere Road from westbound I-74, according to a news release from the DOT.

Within about two weeks, westbound John Deere Road traffic will be shifted onto the eastbound lanes, with a concrete barrier separating the two-way traffic.

This will be the third year of the $51 million contract to expand the 2.5-mile section of John Deere Road to six lanes from 38th to 70th streets in Moline.

During the 2016 construction season, the 41st Street intersection was reconstructed and preliminary widening was done along the north side of John Deere Road.

The 2017 construction season included the removal and replacement of the eastbound lanes of John Deere Road, along with several intersections on the south side between 38th and 70th streets.

During the 2018 construction season, the westbound lanes will be removed and replaced, along with several intersections on the north side of John Deere Road between 38th and 70th streets.

The 2.5-mile section of John Deere Road is scheduled is be open to six lanes at the end of the 2018 construction season.

Quad-City Times​