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Peru – 38th / Venture Drive changes

Posted by wlpo on July 22, 2012

If you’ve ever shopped in Peru, you know that traffic easily backs up north of mall. The city is trying something different in hopes of easing congestion. Starting Monday, there will no longer be a stop sign for westbound traffic coming from Route 251. Traffic coming from the mall or from places like Hobby Lobby and Target on Venture Drive will still have to stop and can only turn right. Traffic going eastbound on 38th Street from Peoria Street will still have to stop but can now only go straight or turn right into the mall. A left turn no longer be allowed onto Venture Drive towards Target and Hobby Lobby. Every black Friday Peru Police usually monitor the four-way stop between the mall and Hobby Lobby because traffic backs up so much. Mayor Scott Harl says it will “pose a learning curve for drivers”.

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