Peoria County – On Tuesday, June 25, the Peoria County Highway Department will be closing Blue Ridge Road between County Line Road and Streitmatter Road near Chillicothe, IL. This closure is necessary for crossroad culvert replacement and is expected to last from 8:00 a.m. on June 25 through Friday, June 28.
The Blue Ridge Road project began in April of 2019. Tilling began on the north section of Blue Ridge Road and will continue the length of the road (4.24 miles), ending at Truitt Road. While tilling operations are in progress, there will be flaggers, and the road will be open to local traffic only.
The scope of this project is to widen the existing road base, correct any existing base or drainage issues, and ultimately finish up with a new seal coated road surface and pavement markings. Multiple cross road culverts running perpendicular under the road will be replaced as part of this project. Message boards and proper signage will be used to inform residents of upcoming closures. Total estimated timeframe for completion is 2.5 months.