Peoria Public Radio News
12:52 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

City and County warn of traffic changes related to music festival

The city of Peoria and Peoria County officials are working together to ensure the public’s safety at a large music festival this weekend.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:01 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Uplands Residents Association calling for traffic calming measures


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

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4:34 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Part of Business 24 in Washington closing for pavement repair

Part of a major road in Washington is closing for three weeks to repair severe potholes and pavement damage.  Business Route 24 on both sides of the viaduct just south of Wood Street is closing starting Monday. Jennifer Rudzinski is IDOT’s operations engineer for District 4. She says the pavement repairs should last for decades once complete:

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4:06 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Some road closures at Main/University start Friday

Main Street from University to Elmwood will be closed to all traffic starting Friday. It’s expected to last for one week while crews work on installing a water main at the Main and University intersection.  Current lane closures on southbound University remain in effect. 

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4:48 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Illinois first in traffic safety study

Illinois ranks first in a nationwide study surveying traffic safety laws.  And according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, teen driving fatalities were at an all-time low in 2013. Even so, the organization Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says more teen driving laws could cut down on fatalities further.  The group’s president, Jackie Gillan, says vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of teens nationwide. She says Illinois is no exception.

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8:05 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

After 60 years, two Pekin streets getting two-way traffic

Two streets in Pekin are switching to two-way traffic this Thursday for the first time in decades. The 300 blocks of South Fourth and South Capitol Streets will return to two-way traffic starting at noon on Thursday. Officials say it may take drivers some time to get used to the change. The Street Department will remove some of the one-way signs starting Wednesday. New yellow lane dividers will be painted on both streets with orange construction barrels drawing attention to the change.

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Outside the Horseshoe
5:13 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Outside the Horseshoe - November 12, 2013

The Main and University Intersection in Peoria is one of the city’s busiest, and therefore most likely to be congested with both vehicles and pedestrians during the day.  The City is also looking to re-do the Main and University intersection this coming spring, with the aim to boost both traffic and safety.  City officials have also found quicker route options for those many, many vehicles that pass through the intersection daily.
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6:00 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

New Veterans Drive segment now open

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.  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:

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3:45 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Main and University water line repairs could last weeks

Crews work to repair a water main break at Main and University in Peoria, on Friday September 6th, 2013.
Credit Daryl Scott/Peoria Public Radio

Traffic delays could last a few more weeks at Main and University following a water main break.  Illinois American Water says the intersection is reduced to right-hand turns and one lane traffic in each direction. Detour routes are posted and drivers are also encouraged to avoid the area if possible.  Illinois American water says the road will be fully repaired in the next few weeks

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9:09 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

State gets three major new traffic laws

Illinois has a trio of new laws that officials say will make the roads safer.  But the governor has yet to act on other measures that could have a significant impact on drivers.

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