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Changes for Illinois 92 Through the Ill. QC ?

A study has started of one of the major traffic routes through the Illinois Quad Cities. Thursday night local residents are invited to a workshop to discuss possible changes to the Illinois-92 Corridor, that runs through Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, and Silvis.

Leslie Roth is the director of urban planning for Ratio, an architectural and planning firm from Indianapolis - one of several consultants hired by the Bi-State Regional Commission for the study. She says Illinois 92 looks very different as you travel through the four cities.

"The speed limits are different, pedestrian and bike connectivity is different as it runs through each one of the municipalities. And because of the land use changes, there's residential, there's institutional, there's retail and commercial, and there's also some manufacturing and industry."

The study will include how to make the corridor safer and more attractive for pedestrians, bike riders, motorists, and public transportation. 

Thursday night's workshop will include a survey for local residents on how they use Illinois 92, how to encourage economic development through the four cities, branding and identity, and what other improvements might be possible.

The workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Moline Library, and people are invited to attend at any time. The study should be completed early next year. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.