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A large water main break near the intersection of Main and Adams in Peoria has downtown traffic rerouting this morning.

Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Main Street in Peoria is fully open between Farmington Road and Maplewood.

A water main break last week meant a large portion of the road needed to be removed. Illinois American Water crews replaced about 10 feet of water main. That work was completed soon after the water main break.


But the restoration work took a little longer. The road restoration was completed and it was reopened Tuesday.




Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Illinois American Water is preparing to make $5.7 million worth of improvements to its distribution system.

Perry in Peoria Closed for Main Break

Mar 10, 2017
Tanya Koonce

A water main break on Perry Avenue in downtown Peoria has the street closed at Main. An adjacent spot on Main Street is also reduced to one lane. There is also an opening in the road there to handle the water main repair. Workers are on site to make the repair.


Peoria city streets workers will also need to repair the road once the repair is complete.


But the break has shut off water to some of the area. The lack of water means the Peoria Public Library Main Branch closed at noon.


Pekin water main break & detour update

Aug 12, 2015

Most Pekin Illinois American Water customers are no longer under the boil order brought on by the water main break.

Water main break at Lake and University

Nov 20, 2014

Motorists will have a tougher time getting through a busy intersection following an overnight water main break. Illinois American Water is asking drivers to avoid the intersection of University Street and Lake Avenue.


The Uplands Residents Association is asking the city of Peoria to slow if not reduce traffic in their neighborhood.

Many Peoria residents under a boil order

Feb 10, 2014
Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

Thousands of Illinois American Water customers were without water or had low water pressure due to a major transmission line break. The main break took place on the corner of Northeast Jefferson and Abington Street just after nine Monday morning. A large portion of the city, south of Forrest Hill, was impacted.