Backed up

Nick Stroman

A road engineering study for the area around Peoria Heights Grade School was one of the topics of discussion at the Peoria Heights Village Board meeting last week.

Trustee Bryan Harn was supposed to make a presentation on the study, but, instead, chose to table the issue for the immediate future to get more information.

Improvements would include the road near the west side of the parking lot of the school on Glen Avenue. 

Harn said the school district is currently in the black financially so they wanted to see if the village would offer its help.

“Traffic backs up near that area, especially on the nights of sports games, and it can turn into a safety issue for drivers on Glen and the kids coming out of school,” Harn said.

Harn noted what the village would specifically look at in the meantime is the impact road changes would have, the cost, and then take the topic back to the board for a vote to see if they want to get involved. 

After improvements, the school would still likely maintain the road.

“There is a possibility there is grant money out there in the form of the Safeways for Schools program and that could help us out down the line,” Harn said.

“I just think for now we need more knowledge on the subject.”

For more on this story see the 3/26 issue of the Peoria Times-Observer