Peoria, Illinois Speed Traps
Around 3 p.m. coming into east into peoria on 74 there is usually troopers in a "no u turn" area just prior to the 474 bypass. 474 eastbound proir to exit 6 is commonly flanked by rolling/sitting officers. Even though I have never been stopped, (lucky) I see them daily.
As we all know, I-74 is undergoing a major facelift in and around Peoria through 2006. The present task at hand is the removal and reconstruction of the 15 overpasses through the city. Presently the Forrest Hill Avenue overpass is being redone. State police pull a dragnet where one car sits on the Gale avenue overpass (approx. one half mile east, or exit 90) of Forrest Hill, and several units wait for the signal from the bogey on the east-bound on ramp. Of course we all know to be aware and particularly cautious in the work zones, but the police are attempting to snag those who, in their frustration of having to slow down to 45, accelerate far beyond the limit after leaving the zone. I have personally seen seven cars stopped in the two miles of road east of Gale Avenue (miles 91-93) at one time.
goin on I-74 through Peoria is a great thing because there is really only one spot for the coppers to hide from the bridge until the University Ave. Exit. And that spot is the one I’m gonna describe. when you’re going westbound out of town, right after exit 92, you’ll come up a hill, under a bridge and the speed limit changes to 50 or 55 at that bridge. Make sure you’re not going more than 5 over there cus a cop is clocking you as you 10 seconds after you pass the sign. There is a U turn spot right after that and a cop will sit there. Maybe I have bad luck or aybe I drive at bad times….but 1 out of every 3 times I go past the spot there is a cop there.
Also watch out at the Sterling rd. Bridge. During afternoon rush hour a cop will sit up there on the bridge and have a parade of friends waiting to greet you around the bend if you’re speeding.