Main and University

Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria city officials want to quell rumors that emergency response vehicles are having a tough time getting through the new Main and University intersection.

The Uplands Residents Association is asking the city of Peoria to slow if not reduce traffic in their neighborhood.

Main and U construction expands

Apr 7, 2014

Institute Street is closed for two weeks for construction of speed bumps starting Tuesday, April 8.

The Main and University intersection in Peoria could see initial redesign changes by the end of the year. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports a water-main break last month created an opportunity:

Peoria Public Works Director Mike Rogers says the options he’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: