Intersection of Allen and Alta to reopen

By WEEK Producer

September 5, 2013 Updated Sep 5, 2013 at 10:03 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria Public Works announced Wednesday that the intersection of Allen Road and Alta Road will re-open to traffic on September 6 at 3 p.m.

This intersection has been closed to traffic since April 18 when sinkholes appeared in the pavement over the partially collapsed pipes. The intense rains and high water creek levels that run under the intersection caused the pipe failure.

Federal Disaster Assistance funds will reimburse the City of Peoria for approximately 70 percent of this $1.3 million repair project.