Those planning to view fireworks on or near the East Peoria Riverfront might want to plan ahead with a couple of reminders from the East Peoria Police and Fire Departments.
Sparklers and fireworks are not permitted in East Peoria’s RiverFront Park. Grills and alcohol are also not allowed.
There will also be road closures and rerouting in East Peoria. The Bob Michel Bridge will be closed for about an hour after the fireworks are over.
The East Peoria Police Department is advising it could take up to three hours to get out of post fireworks traffic. The number of people attending the Red White and Boom Fireworks Spectacular paired with road construction and special traffic flow measures are the factors contributing to the estimate.
Visit http://www.cityofeastpeoria.com/ for more detailed Fourth of July traffic information for East Peoria.