Local leaders gather to discuss Peoria infrastructure concerns, road quality

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PEORIA, Ill. — Dozens today gathered at Bradley University on Monday to talk about infrastructure concerns in Peoria. 

Panelists, including members of local school districts, city leaders and hospitals spoke with the State Senate Subcommittee. State Senators Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) and Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) joined in on the conversation and listened to residents voice their concerns. 

The main issues the subcommmittee are addressing is road quality, potholes and bridges. 

“We’ve done a payment condition index of what our road conditions are,” City Manager Patrick Urich said. “We’re at about a 71 which is a ‘C’ in anyone’s book and that’s really something that we’d like to see improve, but we’re really barely treading water with the $10 million a year we’re putting into our roads here locally.”

Koehler said this is the fourth of eight hearings the committe plans to have across the state. 

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