Veterans Drive http://peoriapublicradio.org en Groundbreaking for latest Veterans Drive phase in Pekin http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/groundbreaking-latest-veterans-drive-phase-pekin <p></p><div>Pekin officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the latest construction phase of Veterans Drive. &nbsp;The more than three-mile stretch runs from Commercial Drive near the Wal-Mart to Route 29. &nbsp;Pekin Mayor Laurie Barra says the finished project will make travel more efficient:</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:48:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13271 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Groundbreaking for latest Veterans Drive phase in Pekin 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