Broadway Road renovation project to start in 2022

An Illinois Rt. 9 street sign
An Illinois Rt. 9 street sign(WEEK)
Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 10:53 AM CST
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TAZEWELL COUNTY (25 NEWS) - Some Broadway Road drivers have detours in their future for 2022. A major construction project is set to begin in Tazewell County.

The renovations are happening from Veterans Dr. to Springfield Rd. east of Pekin, closing that stretch of the route down for an extended period of time. Changes include eight-foot-wide paved shoulders, which will replace two or three feet of gravel. Some resurfacing is also scheduled for work.

The goal is to improve safety and accessibility for both drivers and farmers, bringing it up-to-date with the latest standards. -- looking forward to what drivers can expect.

“I’m glad that we’re able to make things safer, and keep the economy, keep the public moving in a safe and expeditious manner,” says Tazewell County engineer Craig Fink, when asked about the project,

Construction will start next year as soon as the weather improves.

correction: Broadway Road will be closed to construct improvements from Veterans Drive to Springfield Road. Route 9 will be part of a marked detour route that will consist of Veteran's drive, Route 9, and Springfield Road. We apologize for the error.

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