Peoria City Council looks for plan to change one-way streets to two-way

By Audrey Williams

February 26, 2013 Updated Feb 26, 2013 at 11:46 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- The Peoria City Council continues to look into changing some one-way streets in downtown Peoria to two-way streets.

Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously requested city staff to draw up a plan to revert Adams and Jefferson to two-way streets.

Several council members believe two-way streets for main commercial roads in the downtown area will restore vibrancy and be better for businesses.

"You won't find in Peoria any commercial development that's hearty and self-sustaining on a one-way street," said at-large city councilman Gary Sandberg.

The council's action does not make this a done deal, they will continue with plans while seeking input from citizens and businesses that would be effected.

Beyond Adams and Jefferson, the council also expressed interest into looking at all one-way streets downtown and the options to change them to two-way also.

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