Detour route set for Illinois 29 due to Peoria water main break

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced an update to the detour for southbound Illinois 29 traffic, due to a water main break on Illinois 29 (Jefferson Street) at the intersection of Abington Street in Peoria.

For tonight and a portion of Tuesday, southbound Illinois 29 traffic traveling toward Peoria from the north will be detoured to the McClugage Bridge (US 150), to Illinois 116 in East Peoria.

Starting Tuesday, likely mid-day, non-truck traffic on southbound Illinois 29 (Jefferson Street) in Peoria will take Jefferson Street, to Van Buren Street, to Adams Street, to Hayward Street, back to Jefferson Street. The portion of Adams Street from Hayward to Van Buren will be temporarily converted into two-way traffic separated by barrels during this time.

Illinois American Water crews are working to repair the pavement at the location of the water main break. The repair work is expected to take at least one week to complete, possibly longer.

Residents are encouraged to slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.