Project Updates:

NEWS: Closure of Front Street - Starting March 23, 2020
The City of Pekin is announcing the closure of Front Street starting on March 23, 2020.  This closure is needed for the reconstruction of Front Street.  It is anticipated that the road will be closed until the end of the construction season in November of 2020.  Businesses along Fayette and the very northern portion of Front Street will continue to have access from either the Distillery side or the Fayette side, depending on the location of construction at that time.  Truck traffic for Illinois Corn Processing and Pacific Ethanol will be detoured into the Riverway Business Park to avoid backing up truck traffic on IL29. Trucks for ICP and Pacific Ethanol will be staged along Hanna drive and Riverway Drive. Two way traffic will still be allowed on both roadways. The City requests that truck traffic not block entrances along Hanna or Riverway while staging. Directional signage and changeable message signs will be used to assist and direct truck traffic to the proper entrance for each business throughout the construction. The City of Pekin appreciates everyone’s patience during reconstruction of this roadway.  Click here to view official Press Release and Front Street Detour Map.

NEWS:  Notification of Survey Activity:
Peoria County:  July 17 - August 11, 2017
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources (KDNR/OWR) is partnering with the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to examine flood risk.  A professionally licensed survey crew will be in your neighborhood to collect first floor (front door sill) and lowest entry (window well or crawl space vent) elevations in order to determine the potential flood threat to your home or business.  This work will require the survey crew to briefly come on to your property to collect necessary elevation information, which may include photography of your property.  No disruption to your property is anticipated.  For more information visit our website: or call Conor Healy at the Prairie Research Institute at (217)244-9674 for further questions.

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Current Project Updates:

06/01/2018 - Water Main Replacement - Important Information from Illinois American Water
As part of Illinois American Water’s main replacement project on Sheridan Road, Peoria Industrial Piping Company (PIPCO) will be installing a new water main below 8th Street at Sheridan Road. Lane closures on Sheridan Road and 8th Street are expected to begin Wednesday, July 18th. The portion of the project requiring lane closures is expected to be completed in approximately two weeks. Please be cautious and pay attention to new traffic patterns when driving in this area.

2018 Street Maintenance Projects