traffic http://peoriapublicradio.org en Some road closures at Main/University start Friday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-road-closures-mainuniversity-start-friday <p>Main Street from University to Elmwood will be closed to all traffic starting Friday. It’s expected to last for one week while crews work on installing a water main at the Main and University intersection. &nbsp;Current lane closures on southbound University remain in effect.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:06:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19875 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some road closures at Main/University start Friday Illinois first in traffic safety study http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-first-traffic-safety-study <div>Illinois ranks first in a nationwide study surveying traffic safety laws. &nbsp;And according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, teen driving fatalities were at an all-time low in 2013. Even so, the organization Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says more teen driving laws could cut down on fatalities further. &nbsp;The group’s president, Jackie Gillan, says vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of teens nationwide. She says Illinois is no exception.</div><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:48:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18351 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois first in traffic safety study After 60 years, two Pekin streets getting two-way traffic http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/after-60-years-two-pekin-streets-getting-two-way-traffic <p>Two streets in Pekin are switching to two-way traffic this Thursday for the first time in decades. The 300 blocks of South Fourth and South Capitol Streets will return to two-way traffic starting at noon on Thursday. Officials say it may take drivers some time to get used to the change. The Street Department will remove some of the one-way signs starting Wednesday. New yellow lane dividers will be painted on both streets with orange construction barrels drawing attention to the change.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 02:05:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15757 at http://peoriapublicradio.org After 60 years, two Pekin streets getting two-way traffic Outside the Horseshoe - November 12, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-november-12-2013-0 <p></p><div>The Main and University Intersection in Peoria is one of the city’s busiest, and therefore most likely to be congested with both vehicles and pedestrians during the day. &nbsp;The City is also looking to re-do the Main and University intersection this coming spring, with the aim to boost both traffic and safety. &nbsp;City officials have also found quicker route options for those many, many vehicles that pass through the intersection daily.</div><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:13:12 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14825 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - November 12, 2013 New Veterans Drive segment now open http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-veterans-drive-segment-now-open <p></p><div>The City of Pekin is celebrating the completion of the central part of Veterans Drive. Local, state and federal officials cut the ribbon Friday for the additional portion of the city’s ring road project. &nbsp;The one-mile stretch of pavement connects Broadway to Sheridan Road. It costs nearly $5 million. Pekin Mayor Laurie Barra says finishing this part of Veteran’s Drive means additional economic investment and better traffic flow:</div><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:00:34 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11920 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Veterans Drive segment now open Main and University water line repairs could last weeks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/main-and-university-water-line-repairs-could-last-weeks <p>Traffic delays could last a few more weeks at Main and University following a water main break. &nbsp;Illinois American Water says the intersection is reduced to right-hand turns and one lane traffic in each direction. Detour routes are posted and drivers are also encouraged to avoid the area if possible. &nbsp;Illinois American water says the road will be fully repaired in the next few weeks</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:45:20 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11660 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Main and University water line repairs could last weeks State gets three major new traffic laws http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-gets-three-major-new-traffic-laws <p></p><div>Illinois has a trio of new laws that officials say will make the roads safer. &nbsp;But the governor has yet to act on other measures that could have a significant impact on drivers.</div><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 02:09:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9959 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State gets three major new traffic laws