Recent Project Updates

August 22, 2014: ROAD CLOSURE ALERT Starting Monday, August 25, Water Street will be closed at the intersection of Water and State Streets. State Street will remain open throughout the intersection reconstruction, from Adams to the river, to provide access to the Post Office and ELM. During work hours, State Street will be reduced to 1 lane with flaggers controling traffic. State Street construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of October.

August 12, 2014: PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT Please join us on Thursday, September 4 for a public meeting to provide a construction update and answer questions about the Washington Street and TIGER II projects. The meeting will be held at the Art Guild, 203 Harrison Street (2nd Floor) at 5pm.

July 30, 2014: ROAD REOPENING Effective Friday, August 1, Washington Street will be open to traffic throughout the work zones. Pavement construction will be completed Thursday night, but some daytime lane closures may occur as crews continue to work on sidewalks, landscaping, and side road paving.

Work continues on Adams Street and on the side streets. Please continue to use caution while traveling through the entire Warehouse District.

For more information, see the City of Peoria's press release.


Adams Street Parking Lane
Workers pour new concrete sidewalks and prepare the Adams Street parking lane for brick pavers.

As part of the City of Peoria's plans to encourage new development in the Warehouse District, the City of Peoria was awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II grant program. The Warehouse District TIGER II project will not only rebuild the street network but also improve safety, accessibility and aesthetics for residents and businesses in the Warehouse District.

Warehouse District and Washington Street Groundbreaking
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, with (from left) Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, former Peoria Mayor Richard Carver, Illinois State Senator Dave Koehler, and Peoria Councilman Ryan Spain, speaks at the March 8, 2013 Warehouse District TIGER II Complete Streets and Washington Street Improvement Projects groundbreaking.

Concurrently, the City of Peoria is also performing the Washington Street Improvement Project, which aims to transform Washington Street into a safer, more attractive facility for motorists and pedestrians alike. The Washington Street Improvement Project extends from Hamilton Boulevard to MacArthur Highway through the Warehouse District and Business District of downtown Peoria.

Warehouse District project area The Warehouse District project area includes the Warehouse District TIGER II Complete Streets project on streets shown in blue and the Washington Street Improvement Project, shown in red. The Washington Street Improvement Project also extends further north to Main Street. For a larger view of the study area, click here. Imagery: Bing Maps.

VISSIM traffic model showing traffic flows and lane configurations through the Warehouse District following completion of the improvements.

While the Warehouse District is larger than just the roadways included in this project, the TIGER II grant funding will go towards street repairs and streetscaping on side streets roughly bounded by Walnut Street on the north; Jefferson Street on the west; Persimmon Street on the south; and the Illinois River on the east. Improvements to other streets in the Warehouse District are expected to occur in the future.

The Warehouse District TIGER II project worked closely with the Washington Street Improvement project to develop a cohesive design and theme for streetscapes throughout the Warehouse District.

This website is designed to provide valuable information about the projects to local stakeholders and other interested members of the public. For more information, please click one of the links to the left. If you have any comments regarding the project or questions for the study team, please click the "Comments" link to the left.

Thanks for your interest in the City of Peoria's Warehouse District TIGER II project!

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