All segments of Veterans Drive in Pekin are now open. Some construction remains, causing lane closures, but through traffic will still be allowed. The reopening of VFW Drive also brings some changes to the traffic pattern. The VFW and 14th Street intersection as well as the 5th Street intersection are no longer 4-way stops. Veterans Drive traffic does not stop at 14th Street or 5th Street.
The City of Pekin is asking motorists to note these changes and be cautious when using the intersections. The speed limit is also different. It changes from 45 to 55 miles an hour four times between Route 29 and Walmart.