Peoria Public Radio News
5:12 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Part of I-74 now LaHood Highway

Local and state officials dedicated a section of I-74 to honor former U-S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The newly-named Ray LaHood Highway stretched six miles from the eastbound Sterling Avenue exit to the westbound lanes before the Murray Baker Bridge. LaHood helped secure federal funding for the I-74 reconstruction project that finished in 2006. He also recognized labor groups and lawmakers that helped see the project through.

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5:10 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

State funding for Peoria highway facility

The Illinois Department of Transportation highway maintenance facilities in Peoria, Wenona, and El Paso are receiving renovations thanks to nearly a half million dollars from the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program. It’s the state’s largest-ever construction program designed to create jobs. 

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4:56 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Indiana board votes for new highway near Chicago


  The Chicago area could be getting another highway in a few years.  A major vote to see that happen occurred Thursday in Indiana.  

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4:03 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Quinn aims to improve roads

Illinois will invest nearly 13 billion dollars on highways, bridges and other transportation projects under a plan the Governor unveiled Wednesday. As IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports the bulk of that spending will go toward fixing roads, not building new ones.          

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