News Roads Coming to North University St.

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More construction is in the works for North University Street in Peoria.

The city plans to replace the road from Pioneer Parkway to Townline Road.

For Leon Edwards, a bumpy road outside Limelight Event-plex is nothing new.

“We very much think that the construction is something that has definitely been needed for quite a while out here on University” said Edwards, marketing director at Limelight. 

Edwards said acts who come to town have noticed the streets condition. 

“They come in on their national touring bus, and they come in and it’s almost like they hit our side of peoria here, it’s like a rollercoaster when they’re coming out here” said Edwards. Just hitting the potholes and the stuff that are out here.”

The Peoria City Council will vote on the street re-do Tuesday as part of their Complete Streets initaitive.

The work could cause those heading to the pool some minor travel delays. Sarah Breymeier from The Clubs at River City, said she normally takes the street to work, but isn’t worried construction will slow business.

 “We have so much going on here at the club during the summer months that people want to get here no matter what” saud Breymeier. “So a little inconvenience with the road isn’t going to stop a lot of activity.”

City Engineer Bill Lewis said  the city saw an opportunity to spur economic development in the community. 

“I suppose if it’s something that the community needs improvement, then it’s probably going to be a postive change” said Breymeier. 

 “It’s not like they’re going to be completely debilitated and not going to be able to access the club, but it will be just a bit of a transition” said Breymeier.

Council will vote Tuesday night to approve the $500,000 project. If passed, the city can then begin designing the street.

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