Peoria County Road To Be Repaired

Alpha Media/Ed Hammond

Peoria County officials say a badly deteriorated stretch of road is closer to getting a much needed facelift in 2018.

County officials say $4 million in federal funds have been acquired for the reconstruction of Old Galena Road from Cedar Hills Drive to Boy Scout Road, or Neal Lane, just north of Mossville Junior High School.

The Journal Star reports the county will add $1.8 million in matching, local funds toward the project. It it hoped the reconstruction can be completed in the single 2018 construction season.

County Engineer Amy McLaren has said not only is the roadway badly deteriorated, the traffic signals in the area are obsolete.

The roadway is used by Caterpillar Mossville employees as well as getting equipment in and out of the CAT property, but also by school buses and families moving to and from the school.

It is hoped the Peoria County Board will approve the project during its Jan. 11 meeting in time for an IDOT bid letting Jan. 19.

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