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OWTW - Adams/Jefferson Conversion

Posted on: January 18, 2024

Adams Street, Jefferson Avenue One-Way to Two-Way (OWTW) Conversion Project to begin in March

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Beginning in March, weather-dependent, construction will begin on converting Adams Street and Jefferson Avenue from one-way to two-way streets. The OWTW Conversion project will be a two-and-a-half-year, $18.9 million project, ending in the summer of 2026.

The project will take place on Adams Street from Walnut Street to Hamilton Boulevard, and on Jefferson Avenue from Walnut Street to Fayette Street.

Work to convert Adams Street and Jefferson Avenue into two-way streets will include new corner bump-outs to shorten pedestrian crossings, added bike lanes, upgraded traffic signals, and mill and overlays of the existing pavement. The final roadway will have one lane in each direction as well as a bidirectional turn lane. Existing on-street parking and sidewalks will be maintained.

To stay informed about the project, please utilize the following tools. Information regarding the project will be sent through each notification tool.

  • Project Website: Information about the project including background, updates, schedule, FAQs, and photos can be found on the project website. Updates will be posted to the website weekly once the project begins. 
  • Email Distribution List: Email the OWTW Project Team to be added to the distribution list. Updates will be sent to the distribution list weekly. 
  • News and Alerts: Sign up through Notify Me to receive City and Public Works information. 

For more information regarding the Adams Street and Jefferson Avenue One Way to Two Way Conversion Project, contact Peoria Public Works at 309-494-8800.


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