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    April 12, 2019
    Peoria County – The Peoria County Highway Department announces ongoing road work on Blue Ridge Road near Chillicothe, IL, between Truitt Road and W. County Line Road. Tilling began on the north section of Blue Ridge Road this week 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.
    In the next few weeks multiple cross road culverts running perpendicular under the road will be replaced. During that time, the road will be temporarily shut down at the culvert replacement sites. Exact dates for culvert replacements will depend on the availability of the culverts and the weather forecast. Message boards and proper signage will be used to inform residents of the upcoming closures.
    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. Estimated timeframe for completion is 2.5 months. 
    Mark Gilles, Operations Officer
    (309) 697-8400 extension: 126