PEORIA, Ill. — The Northmoor Road construction project is going into the home stretch this week.
Beginning this week, weather permitting, the contractor will activate the new traffic signal at the intersection of Northmoor Road and Allen Road. The contractor will also dismantle the old poles and equipment. Traffic will be held up for periods of time to test the new traffic signal and to load-out equipment.
Northmoor will remain closed to through-traffic between Allen and Imperial Drive.
City of Peoria officials said to plan for extra time if traveling through the intersection. Most work will be completed in nine weeks.
Also beginning this week, neighborhood traffic will be impacted by paving operations in the construction area. For the first two days, the contractor will spray an oil product on the pavement. Depending on the air temperature, it can take an hour or two to dry enough to allow traffic.
Then the contractor will be paving with hot asphalt. Depending on the temperature, the hot asphalt may need an hour or two for compaction and cooling enough to allow traffic. There may be times where one intersection is closed off, officials said, that can cause traffic to use a different intersection.
No paving operations will occur between about 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The project is on track to open all lanes of traffic, sidewalks, and bike path by Nov. 1. Some minor landscaping work may take place in spring, 2020.
When completed, Northmoor will be completely rebuilt between Allen Road and University Street with three vehicular lanes, a sidewalk on the north side of the road, a biking/walking path on the south side of the road, street lighting, trees, and native plants.