Peoria Public Works http://peoriapublicradio.org en Outside The Horseshoe - February 25, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-february-25-2014 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The longest most difficult stretch of winter seems to be past. However the resulting potholes are a bumpy reminder that it was a harder winter than normal. Peoria Public Works Director Michael Rogers talks about the road patching effort at hand. He is our guest for this Outside the Horse Shoe.&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:58:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 19482 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - February 25, 2014 Motorists urged to drive safely in winter weather conditions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/motorists-urged-drive-safely-winter-weather-conditions <div>Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation, State Police and city of Peoria are reminding motorists to drive safely as winter weather approaches.</div><div> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:55:32 +0000 Denise Molina 14794 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Motorists urged to drive safely in winter weather conditions Main and University intersection changes could take place this year http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/main-and-university-intersection-changes-could-take-place-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Main and University intersection in Peoria could see initial redesign changes by the end of the year. Peoria Public Radio&rsquo;s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports a water-main break last month created an opportunity:</span></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peoria Public Works Director Mike Rogers says the options he&rsquo;s recommending includes raising the intersection about six inches: think expanded speed bump, on-street parking that secures expanded sidewalk bump outs at the corners, and diagonal pedestrian crossings:</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:57:08 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13133 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Main and University intersection changes could take place this year Peoria gets a new Public Works Director http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-gets-new-public-works-director <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The first day of summer brought with it a new Public Works Director for the City of Peoria. Mike Rogers has been the Assistant Director of Public Works in San Antonio, Texas and is a Michigan native. He says his priorities include transparency and strategic planning.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;“When you look at the cost of services, gas prices are high, material prices are high and labor costs are going up. But our budgets aren’t necessarily going up at that same rate,” Rogers says. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:18:02 +0000 Tanya Koonce 7732 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria gets a new Public Works Director Closings, Cancelations, and Winter Weather Updates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/closings-cancelations-and-winter-weather-updates <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">Updated January 28, 5:55 A.M.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline;">Here are the latest weather updates from the Peoria Public Radio Newsroom</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wind Chill Warning</span></strong></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:24:31 +0000 WCBU Staff 4614 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Closings, Cancelations, and Winter Weather Updates Outside the Horseshoe - February 26, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-february-26-2013 <p></p><p>Adams and Jefferson Streets in Downtown Peoria are currently one way streets in downtown Peoria. The Peoria City Council Meeting Agenda asks the council to give staff direction on perusing a plan to convert Adams and Jefferson streets to two-way. Interim Peoria Public Works Director Jeff Smith is our guest for this episode.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 03:52:09 +0000 Tanya Koonce 2365 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - February 26, 2013