Mobile data collection vehicles to assess roads in Peoria

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Published: May. 30, 2023 at 1:53 PM CDT
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PEORIA (WMBD Radio) - Peoria will be getting an up close look at all of its owned and maintained roads.

Over the next month, vehicles from Roadway Asset Services will use digital cameras to collect images of the city’s roads.

Nick McMillion with Peoria Public Works says it’s a process that’s similar to how Google collects images for Maps.

But he says there’s should be no privacy concerns with the cameras focused on the roads the whole time.

“There’s one directly in front on the bumper and it is pointed straight down. And there’s a couple at the rear of the van pointed straight down as well,” McMillion said.

McMillion says the data that is collected from the cameras will reveal things that may not be easily seen.

“Whether it be superficial cracks that you may not see with the naked eye. Whether it be structural that’s going on within the roadway, this process will collect that data,” McMillion said.

McMillion says the process is done every three years to keep information on the condition of roads in Peoria up-to-date.

The data will be used to help shape future road projects in Peoria.