Options presented for popular Peoria intersection

By Beau Ebenezer

October 9, 2013 Updated Oct 9, 2013 at 9:09 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- New options for the University and Main intersection in Peoria were presented to the City Council Tuesday night.

Last month, the highly traveled intersection was closed temporarily following a water main break.

Public Works Director Michael Rogers said they would normally just repair a section that is damaged, but this intersection is too important.

On Tuesday night, he presented the council with various options for a new project at the location.

Options include narrowing pedestrian cross walks, raising the intersection to slow traffic, all-way stops or a combination of those options.

"We understand what the best option may be," Rogers said. "However, when looking at the fine details of where a particular bump-out within a neighborhood should be and what signage we should have, we don't have the fine detail. That's why I can only tell you potential options right now."

Rogers hopes to begin work on the project this year after the city approves an option.

A completion date is still unknown.