Canadian National & Market St. Bridge Reconstruction Impacts 22 Illini Route | March 15, 2021

Riders of MTD’s 22 Illini route will be impacted by the closure of Oak St. between Anthony Dr. and Kenyon Rd. beginning Monday, March 15, 2021. The closure is part of the Rebuild Illinois plan that will rehabilitate the I-74 overpasses that carry traffic over the Canadian National railroad tracks and Market St. There is not currently a projected end-date for the Oak. St. closure.

During construction, MTD’s 22 Illini will only travel as far north as Killarney St., and the bus stops north of I-74 along the Limited-Service portion of the route, which runs Anthony to Oak to Kenyon, will not be served. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our passengers.

Passengers needing regular access to a bus stop along this Limited-Service route north of I-74 are asked to contact MTD’s Service Planner Dave Goldenbaum at MTD at 217-384-8188 ext. 298, or via e-mail at, to arrange alternative transportation. 

Passengers requiring only periodic access to a stop along this Limited-Service route can simply advise their 22 Illini Operator of their destination when boarding, and they will help plan for you to continue your trip to this area.

MTD apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your assistance and cooperation during this construction reroute. Passengers can sign up for reroute alerts at to be personally notified when their reroutes are in effect. Riders should also keep an eye out for articles on MTD Pulse, look for updates on Facebook and Twitter, or call 217.384.8188 for the most up-to-date reroute information.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the structure that carries traffic over Market Street was built in 1957, and was widened in 1992 when the Department installed the third auxiliary lane through this section. The structure carrying traffic over Illinois Central Railroad and Oak Street was built in 1956 and was also widened in 1992 during the auxiliary lane addition. This project brings an investment of $32.6 million to the Champaign-Urbana community.