- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Illinois will spend roughly $360,000 to modernize traffic signals on state roads in East Peoria.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/YKYyFh ) the city council approved an expenditure of about $8,100 on Tuesday for the project that totals $365,000. The Illinois Department of Transportation will install LED modules and pedestrian signs with countdown timers. The city will also receive new batteries for a battery backup system.

Commissioner Dan Decker says the LED traffic lights are much brighter and last longer than the older versions.

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Information from: Journal Star, https://pjstar.com


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