West Main Merchant's Association

Bradley Move-in Day Traffic Strategy

Aug 17, 2016

Saturday is official move-in day at Bradley University. That means a significant increase in traffic in the area of Main and University Streets.

Motorists can expect delays on University between I-74 and campus mostly between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

There are also parking restriction and road closures around the University for move-in and back to school activities.


Changes to traffic pattern around BU for move-in day and back to school activities :

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

A stretch of West Main Street in Peoria just got a splash of color. The owner of the Fifth Avenue Fashions hired a local artist to paint a side of the building that faces traffic. The mural tells a story about the building’s tenants and the neighborhood.

Shopkeeper Ziad Madanat owns the strip on the corner of Main and Garfield.

His son Michael says the family wanted to bring new life to this corner of West Main Street, an area that sometimes gets a bad rap:

Rethinking business on West Main in Peoria

May 8, 2014

A water main break last year is responsible for a new configuration of the Main and University Street intersection and side streets. But Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports it may also have helped form a new business association: