IDOT meeting will study pedestrian, bicycle accommodations on Bob Michel Bridge

Bob Michel Bridge
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Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST
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EAST PEORIA (25 NEWS) - A public meeting Thursday night will introduce a study for the improved pedestrian and bicycle accommodations on the Bob Michel Bridge.

The Illinois Department of Transportation study limits follow Illinois 40 from the intersection at Southwest Adams Street in Peoria to River Road/Tractor Drive in East Peoria as part of the upcoming bridge deck rehabilitation project, according to a release.

The project will be introduced through displays and materials for viewing in an informal, open house-style meeting.

IDOT personnel will also be available to explain project details and answer questions.

The meeting will be at East Peoria City Hall from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, December 9.

The meeting location is accessible to those with disabilities. State COVID guidelines will be followed at the time of the meeting, which may require precautions including facemasks, social distancing and room occupancy limitations.

The interested public is invited to attend and encouraged to submit feedback. Comments may be made in person, submitted online electronically on the project website at, or written comments may be mailed to:

Mark Otten, IDOT

401 N. Main St.

Peoria, IL 61602

Following the meeting, displayed materials will be available on the project website. Comments received through Dec. 30 will become part of the public meeting record.

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