MLK Drive closing to stabilize hill

By Audrey Wise

May 18, 2014 Updated May 18, 2014 at 10:13 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Starting Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Union Street and Richard Allen Drive will be closed.

Crews are re-building a retaining wall to stabilize the hill.

City engineer Scott Reeise said they are being proactive, "The dirt is overtaking the curb now and we've just noticed that the hillside has sluffed off over the years and is eroding away so this is just to stabilize it before you have something more drastic occur."

The $400,000 project is expected to be done by August.