City to consider lane reduction on Forrest Hill

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PEORIA, Ill. — The city of Peoria has received complaints concerning speeding vehicles along Forrest Hill between University and Sterling.

The Depart of Public Works said the wide traffic lanes on Forrest Hill, including the front of Maude A. Sanders Primary School, encourage drivers to travel at speeds that make it dangerous and uncomfortable for pedestrians.

A strategy they plan to use from the Complete Streets Policy is reducing driving lanes with bicycle lanes to encourage drivers to slow down.

They refer to this as a “road diet.” This will reduce the five lanes to just three. The improvement will provide one vehicle and bicycle lane in each direction, a bi-directional left turn lane and will increase the distance between pedestrians and vehicles.

The city will host an open house meeting on Monday, October 14 from 6 – 7 p.m. at Maude A. Sanders Primary School.

Neighbors will be given the opportunity to see the proposed striping changes. City leaders are looking forward to hearing your input.

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