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Public input sought on what should replace railroad turntable at Riverfront Park

PEORIA (WEEK) — The city of Peoria is looking for the public’s input on what type of greenspace will replace the railroad turntable at Riverfront Park, 161 Morton Street.

The city will hear suggestions and proposals from the public at 6 p.m. October 17 at the Gateway Building, 200 NE Water Street.

The turntable, a device used to turn around locomotives and other rail equipment, was last used in the 1960s.

The Monticello Railway Museum will remove the inoperable turntable at no cost to the city. The museum will then refurbish the device and put it back into productive use in its railway system.

The public meeting will include a review of the history of the location, location requirements, the proposal, and the opportunity for public comment.

Drew Veskauf

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