International Terminal Project Changes Traffic Flow

Peoria, IL - The International Building construction project at the Peoria International Airport will result in traffic changes along airport entrance roadways, beginning Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.  Motorists are advised to use caution as they approach the airport along Everett McKinley Dirksen Parkway.

Dirksen Parkway will be reduced to one lane from Middle Road into the airport parking lot beginning on Tuesday, January 20th or Wednesday, January 21st.  This lane reduction will remain in place for the duration of the construction project, estimated to be finished in the spring of 2016. A portion of the exit road from Byerly Aviation to Dirksen Parkway will also be reduced to one lane to allow for semi-truck traffic to and from the construction site.  This lane reduction will be in place seven days per week.

“We’d like travelers to have advance notice of the changes so they’re not too surprised”, said Gene Olson, Director of Airports.  “The traffic changes are being made to safeguard both pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the vicinity of the construction site”, he continued. This phase of the project involves the removal of the apron pavements from the old terminal to make way for the new building.

  • For information, contact:
  • Gene Olson, Director of Airports
  • Phone: 309-697-8272
  • Email:

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