Recent Project Updates

April 24, 2014: TRAFFIC IMPACT ALERT Starting Monday, April 28, Oak Street traffic will be shifted to the north (ball park) side of the street between Jefferson and May Alley (midblock between Adams and Washington) to construct new curb, sidewalk, planters and decorative lighting. Oak Street will be open in both directions between Jefferson and Adams; Oak Street will be open eastbound only linking Adams Street to May Alley.

Oak Street between Adams and May Alley is expected to be completed by late May; Oak Street between Jefferson and Adams is expected to be completed by late June.

March 31, 2014: ROAD CLOSURE ALERT Washington Street south of State Street is now closed to through traffic. Local businesses on Washington Street are still open. Travelers can use Adams Street as an alternate.


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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