Peoria Public Works plan to have Riverfront cleaned by end of next week

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PEORIA, Ill.–The Illinois River levels are receding, and Peoria Public Works is now cleaning up the Peoria Riverfront.

The area has seen lots of flooding since April, forcing Public Works to put a sand bag wall in place.

That causes issues for foot traffic and local businesses.  Peoria Public Works Interim Director Bill Lewis says his crews are ready to get to work.

“It’s been a long flood event. We started back in April and here we are now just starting to take the wall down. We’ve spent a long number of weeks here and we’re excited to take things down and get back to normal down here at the riverfront,” Lewis said.

“We started here actually earlier this week doing the initial cleanup and removing some of the sand bags and then we’re now starting to work on the larger sand bags to get them out of the way. On Monday we’ll come back in and work a double shift, two 12 hour shifts to get things going to hopefully to be cleaned up by the end of the week next week,” Lewis said.

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