Illinois 9 and 14th Street to get traffic signals

  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 8, 2023



CONTACT:  

Paul Wappel  217.685.0082 

Kim Hoskins 309.370.1743    



Pekin intersection work begins May 9 

Illinois 9 and 14th Street to get traffic signals 

 

PEKIN  The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the intersection of Illinois 9/VFW Road and 14th Street in Pekin will be converted from a two-way stop to a signal-controlled intersection beginning May 9. 

The intersection is reduced to one lane in each direction and will fully reopen after installation of traffic signals and pavement striping. 

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Three of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $8.6 billion of improvements statewide on 4,422 miles of highway, 412 bridges, and 621 additional safety improvements. 

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com. 

 

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